Synopses & Reviews
This unique history of design, documenting over a century of creative brilliance, has now been brought into the twenty-first century. Showcasing the most influential designs and designers from 1900 to the present, this outstanding collection illustrates how the best ideas perpetuate themselves over time, one great concept inspiring the next. More than one hundred seminal images--one from each year--are shown alongside the works that influenced their creation and the designs that were inspired or evolved from them. Examples include work from both famous and anonymous graphic artists from Toulouse-Lautrec to Milton Glaser and Art Chantry, visually juxtaposing each example to illustrate a theme or artistic device.
The impact of more than one hundred years of aesthetics, form, and content on developments in graphic communications.
About the Author
Steven Heller is the co-founder and co-chair of the MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism and MFA in Interaction Design programs at the School of Visual Arts. For thirty-three years he was an art director at the New York Times, and currently writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review. He is contributing editor to Print, EYE, and Baseline magazines, and writes the popular blog THE DAILY HELLER. He is the author or editor of over 130 books on design and popular culture, including Design Literacy, Design Disasters, and 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design. He is the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement and the 2011 Smithsonian National Design Award for "Design Mind." Mirko Ilic, the New York-based graphic designer, has won numerous awards for his hand-drawn design work.