Monday, 14 September 2009

Graphic deign a new history - Stephen J. Eskilson

A book I have owned for about a year now yet haven’t had a chance to look through I decided it was about time. It’s a highly visual look at design and is well written and interesting although a heavy read its nice to flick through the different eras and look at how design has developed. The book explores the evolution of design from the late 19th century to the present day organized chronologically the book also explores the dynamic relationship between design and manufacturing as well as the roles of technology, social change and commercial forces on the course of design history. The book is predicted on the idea that graphic design and typography are the most common art forms Eskilson states in his preface ‘ I strive to show how deeply graphic design and typography are embedded in the fabric of society of every era’

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