The bestselling graphic design reference, updated for the digital age Meggs' History of Graphic Design is the industry's unparalleled, award-winning reference. With over 1,400 high-quality images throughout, this visually stunning text guides you through a saga of artistic innovators, breakthrough technologies, and groundbreaking developments that define the graphic design field. The initial publication of this book was heralded as a publishing landmark, and author Philip B. Meggs is credited with significantly shaping the academic field of graphic design. Meggs presents compelling, comprehensive information enclosed in an exquisite visual format. The text includes classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and the advent of postmodern design. This new sixth edition has also been updated to provide: The latest key developments in web, multimedia, and interactive design Expanded coverage of design in Asia and the Middle East Emerging design trends and technologies Timelines framed in a broader historical context to help you better understand the evolution of contemporary graphic design Extensive ancillary materials including an instructor's manual, expanded image identification banks, flashcards, and quizzes You can't master a field without knowing the history. Meggs' History of Graphic Design presents an all-inclusive, visually spectacular arrangement of graphic design knowledge for students and professionals. Learn the milestones, developments, and pioneers of the trade so that you can shape the future.
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After fifteen years of development in graphic design, this expanded and updated Third Edition includes hundreds of full-color images and new material in many areas, including alphabets, Japanese and Dutch graphics, and the computer revolution which has impacted all aspects of contemporary design and communications. With its approximately 1,200 illustrations, lucid text, and interpretive captions, the book reveals a saga of creative innovators, breakthrough technologies, and important design innovations.
"In addition to classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and postmodern design, the new Fifth Edition presents new information on current trends and technologies sweeping the graphic design landscape, such as the web, multimedia, interactive design, and private presses, ..."--Book jacket.
Meggs' History of Graphic Design is the industry's unparalleled, award-winning reference. This groundbreaking Seventh Edition has been restructured and reorganized for a thematic approach, but continues in the Meggs tradition as it guides students and practicing designers through a saga of artistic innovators and breakthrough technologies that define the graphic design discipline. In addition to classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and postmodern design, this new Seventh Edition presents previously unheard voices and practices from a spectrum of races, ethnicities, and genders, and includes the latest developments in motion, participatory, social, and data-driven graphic design methods. With nearly 1,500 high-quality images throughout, this Seventh Edition has been redesigned to create deliberate pathways for readers to compare and contrast, equalize and elevate themes across time and place. Within the theme-based chapters, deliberate design elements will present alternative interpretations and perspectives, signal importance and encourage retention. A comprehensive visual timeline and world map at the beginning of the book will provide an overview and help link themes, movements, and objects.
Here is the first definitive history of graphic communication. More than a thousand vivid illustrations chronicle our fascinating & unceasing quest to give visual form to ideas.
This is the definitive book on Philip B. Meggs, his life, his work, and his passion. The text offers a large collection of Meggs' writings in a single source, including articles from Print magazine, the AIGA Journal, selections from his books, transcripts from lectures and presentations, and letters to editors. -- Publisher's description.
Meggs' History of Graphic Design, Fifth Edition, now offers a Wiley E-Text: Powered by VitalSource with Interactive Resource Center registration card. Wiley E-Texts are built in partnership with Vital Source Technologies with many Features and Benefits: Search to locate key concepts Highlight as you read Make notes for revision Notes and Highlights will synchronize across all devices Share notes with others The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code - ISBN: 9781118922248). The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Resources: Flashcards featuring images from book for image identification self-study Self-test assessment by chapter Image Gallery featuring key designers and their work Downloadable Resources: Indices of key terms and people ***Winner of the First-Ever QED (Quality, Excellence, Design) award by Digital Book World** With more than 1,400 high-quality images throughout—many new or newly updated—Meggs' History of Graphic Design, Fifth Edition provides a wealth of visual markers for inspiration and emulation. For professionals, students, and everyone who works with or loves the world of graphic design, this landmark text will quickly become an invaluable guide that they will turn to again and again.
Type and Image The Language of Graphic Design Philip B. Meggs What is the essence of graphic design? How do graphic designers solve problems, organize space, and imbue their work with those visual and symbolic qualities that enable it to convey visual and verbal information with expression and clarity? The extraordinary flowering of graphic design in our time, as a potent means for communication and a major component of our visual culture, increases the need for designers, clients, and students to comprehend its nature. In this lively and lavishly illustrated book, the author reveals the very essence of graphic design. The elements that combine to form a design— sings, symbols, words, pictures, and supporting forms—are analyzed and explained. Graphic design’s ability to function as language, and the innovative ways that designers combine words and pictures, are discussed. While all visual arts share common spatial properties, the author demonstrates that graphic space has unique characteristics that are determined by its communicative function. Graphic designs can have visual and symbolic properties which empower them to communicate with deep expression and meaning. The author defines this property as graphic resonance and explains how it occurs. After defining design as a problem-solving process, a model for this process is developed and illustrated by an in-depth analysis of actual case histories. This book will provide insight and inspiration for everyone who is interested or involved in graphic communications. While most materials about form and meaning in design have a European origin, this volume is based on the dynamic and expressive graphic design of America. The reader will find inspiration, hundreds of exciting examples by many of America’s outstanding graphic designers, and keen insights in Type and Image.