New technologies, developments in communication and interactive media, the emergence of distinct cultural and vernacular styles and the increasing prominence of minority groups and women in the visual arts have all given rise to an exhilirating and diverse culture of styles and images, media and messages, makers and users of information. This work explores the themes of aesthetics, "mixing" and technology. It opens with a description of the cultural and historical contexts of the period from 1980 to the present, including the significant advances in the media industries. The central chapters discuss typography and the creative use of letterforms; corporate identity in the expansive 1980s; the proliferation of new and avant-garde forms of publishing in the age of the desktop; and the role of theory, research and education in graphic design.
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Ellen Lupton is one of America's preeminent design educators. Her books include Skin , Inside Design Now , and Mixing Messages , among others. She is currently director of the design program at Maryland Institute of Art and Design.
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Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0003674592
Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1996. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. Bookseller Inventory # 4083312
Book Description Cooper-Hewitt. Smithsonian Institution. Thames and Hudson, 1996. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Image shows actual book for sale. Book Condition: Near Fine; firm binding; contents excellent. Soft Cover Cooper-Hewitt. Smithsonian Institution. Thames and Hudson 1996 Art Design. Bookseller Inventory # 85815
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Book Description Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution & Thames & Hudson, London & New York 1996, 1996. 27.5 x 21.0cms, 176pp,b/w & colour illusts, very good- paperback (water waaved does not affect rading) This book explores the aesthetic, cultural and technological issues that shaped late 20th century design. The chapters are: the street; typography; identity; publishing. Bookseller Inventory # 137009