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Bierut, Michael

Works: 48 works in 195 publications in 4 languages and 6,393 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Interviews  Handbooks and manuals  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Artist, Compiler, Book designer, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Scientific advisor, Dedicatee
Classifications: NC997, 741.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Bierut
Looking closer : critical writings on graphic design by Michael Bierut( Book )

71 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In manifestos, broadsides, articles, and conference papers, designers and design observers grapple with the critical issues of Modernism, commercialism, aesthetics, feminism, traditionalism versus progressivism, and social responsibility. These vibrant and seminal works build a framework through which to understand the growth of a visual practice that helped to define the look of everyday communication and life."--Jacket
Tibor Kalman, perverse optimist by Tibor Kalman( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy-nine short essays on design by Michael Bierut( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design brings together the best of designer Michael Bierut's critical writing serious or humorous, flattering or biting, but always on the mark. Bierut is widely considered the finest observer on design writing today. Covering topics as diverse as Twyla Tharp and ITC Garamond, Bierut's intelligent and accessible texts pull design culture into crisp focus. He touches on classics, like Massimo Vignelli and the cover of The Catcher in the Rye, as well as newcomers, like McSweeney's Quarterly Concern and color-coded terrorism alert levels. Along the way Nabakov's Pale Fire; Eero Saarinen; the paper clip; Celebration, Florida; the planet Saturn; the ClearRx pill bottle; and paper architecture all fall under his pen. His experience as a design practitioner informs his writing and gives it truth. In Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design, designers and nondesigners alike can share and revel in his insights
Design in depth : unique projects created, visually explored and analyzed by fifty-one leading design firms by DK Holland( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores 51 design projects, Color illustrations
Graphic design, New York : the work of thirty-nine great design firms from the city that put graphic design on the map by Steven Heller( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts on design by Paul Rand( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the seminal texts of graphic design, Paul Rand's Thoughts on Design is now available for the first time since the 1970s. Writing at the height of his career, Rand articulated in his slender volume the pioneering vision that all design should seamlessly integrate form and function. This facsimile edition preserves Rand's original 1947 essay with the adjustments he made to its text and imagery for a revised printing in 1970, and adds only an informative and inspiring new foreword by design luminary Michael Bierut. As relevant today as it was when first published, this classic treatise is an indispensable addition to the library of every designer." -- Publisher's description
Abbott Miller : design and content by J. Abbott Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Open Book is the first monograph on the preeminent graphic designer Abbott Miller. Recipient of numerous design honors including the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, Miller is known for his pioneering graphic work as a partner at Pentagram, where he leads a team designing books, magazines, catalogs, identities, exhibitions, and creating editorial projects. His work is often concerned with the cultural role of design and the public life of the written word. Collaborating with performers, curators, artists, photographers, writers, publishers, corporations, and institutions, he has created a unique practice that crosses back and forth between the printed page and the physical space of exhibitions. In his work as a designer, editor, and writer he has pioneered the concept of the designer as author, and he has collaborated with artists such as Matthew Barney, Yoko Ono, Geoffrey Beene, Philip Glass, Twyla Tharp, and Nam June Paik, among many others. His clients include Vitra, Knoll, Harley-Davidson, and Steuben, as well as many museums and publishers. Miller presents his work as a catalog of design strategies, emerging from the unique circumstances of form and content. In four chapters "Books," "Exhibitions," "Magazines," and "Identity" Open Book provides insight into Miller's working process and showcases all of his best designs. Miller talks freely about influences on his practice, his ideas, his experiences working with curators, artists, and clients, as well as the lessons he's learned. A foreword by Ellen Lupton situates his work in the context of contemporary design. Open Book, beautifully produced and illustrated with more than four hundred images, is a must-have for anyone interested in design and the visual arts"--
Graphic design, New York 2 : the work of thirty-six firms from the city that put graphic design on the map( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphic design : America( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to see : visual adventures in a world God never made by George Nelson( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new edition of George Nelson's classic guide to visual appreciation, released on the fortieth anniversary of its original publication Originally published in 1977 by iconic American furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, George Nelson's critically acclaimed manifesto on how to recognize, evaluate, and understand the objects and landscape of the man-made world has influenced generations of design professionals, students, and aficionados. Forty years later, this cult book has been brought back to life with a fresh, new look and feel. At a time when our collective fascination with design has gone global, by one of the 20th century's most important design thinkers and will continue to educate and inspire readers everywhere."--Publisher's website
Wie man als Grafikdesigner Produkte erfolgreicher verkauft, Dinge besser erklärt, Sachen schöner macht, Leute zum Lachen bringt (oder zum Weinen) - und manchmal sogar die Welt verbessert by Michael Bierut( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als Partner im New Yorker Büro der internationalen Designfirma Pentagram kann Michael Bierut auf eine außerordentlich abwechslungsreiche und erfolgreiche Karriere zurückblicken. In diesem ersten Überblick überhaupt zu seiner Arbeit der letzten 35 Jahre präsentiert er ausgewählte Werke, die seine ganz unterschiedlichen Herangehensweisen, eines seiner Markenzeichen, dokumentieren. Es ist Monografie, Handbuch und Designmanifest in einem und richtet sich an jeden, der sich dafür interessiert wie Texte, Bilder und Ideen zusammengebracht werden können.0Bierut gewährt dem Leser einen Einblick in den kreativen Schaffensprozess, sein Arbeitsleben, das Verhältnis zu seinen Kunden sowie in die Schwierigkeiten, mit denen jeder kreative Designer zu kämpfen hat, der neue, innovative Ideen in der Welt verbreiten möchte. Jedes Projekt wird mit Bieruts eigenen klaren? und teilweise amüsanten? Worten vorgestellt. Historische Fotos, detallierte Konzeptskizzen und Arbeitsmodelle sowie verworfene Alternativen vervollständigen die Dokumentation der ausgewählten Projekte
Fundamentos del diseño gráfico( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking design : new ways of looking at what designers do and why they do it( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and (every once in a while) change the world by Michael Bierut( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 35 projects in this book illustrate the breadth of activity that graphic design encompasses today, the authors goal being to demonstrate not a single ideology, but the enthusiastically eclectic approach that has been a hallmark of his career. Each project is told in Bierut''s own entertaining voice and shown through historic images, preliminary drawings (including full-size reproductions of the notebooks he has maintained for over 30 years), working models and rejected alternatives, as well as the finished work. Along the way, he provides insights into the creative process, his working life, his relationship with clients, and the struggles that any design professional faces in bringing innovative ideas to the world
Graphics standards manual by New York City Transit Authority( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design x ray : designers in the Pentagram( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three partners in New York design firm Pentagram, Paula Scher, Natasha Jen, and Michael Bierut have successfully worked in different aspects of design; such as brand identity, the Android lock screen, packaging, and LED screen. They also discuss "good design" in this episode
The next page : thirty tables of contents( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking closer( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking closer 4 : critical writings on graphic design( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of ... essays published from 1997-2000, in professional and general-interest design magazines alike, offers ... critical discussions on the issues and objects of contemporary graphic design. Among the important themes discussed are: both sides of the controversy over the First Things First Manifesto 2000, a call for greater responsiblility in the design profession, the notion of the graphic designer as "auteur," and the role of graphic design as a force in a growing visual culture. Offering an overview of the evolution of twentieth-century graphic design and design criticism, [this book] focuses in on the many hot-button issues that have emerged in the field.-Back cover
Karlssonwilker inc's tellmewhy : the first 24 months of a New York design company by Clare Jacobson( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Looking closer : critical writings on graphic designLooking closer
Alternative Names
Michael Bierut American artist

Michael Bierut Amerikaans ontwerper

Michael Bierut designer statunitense

Michael Bierut Diseñador gráfico

ביירוט, מייקל 1957-

베이루트, 마이클

베이르트, 마이클

バイアラット, マイケル

English (155)

Spanish (4)

German (4)

Chinese (2)

Tibor Kalman, perverse optimistSeventy-nine short essays on designDesign in depth : unique projects created, visually explored and analyzed by fifty-one leading design firmsAbbott Miller : design and contentGraphic design, New York 2 : the work of thirty-six firms from the city that put graphic design on the mapFundamentos del diseño gráficoLooking closerKarlssonwilker inc's tellmewhy : the first 24 months of a New York design company