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Looking closer 4, Critical writings on graphic design

Author: Michael Bierut; William Drenttel; Steven Heller
Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, ©2002.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bierut; William Drenttel; Steven Heller
ISBN: 1581152353 9781581152357
OCLC Number: 49225386
Description: xi, 291 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Introduction / Steven Heller --
To the barricades --
First things first manifesto 2000 --
First things first, a brief history / Rick Poynor --
First things first: now more than ever / Matt Soar --
Just say no, quietly / Monika Parrinder --
Can designers save the world? (And should they try?) / Nico Macdonald --
The people v. the corporate cool machine / Kalle Lasn --
A manifesto with ten footnotes / Michael Bierut --
A new kind of dialogue / Andrew Howard --
The spectacle: a reevaluation of the situationist thesis / Veronique Vienne --
On FTF / Loretta Staples --
Culture agents --
Why Johnny can't dissent / Thomas Frank --
Culture agents / Max Bruinsma --
The case for brands / The Economist --
Truth in advertising / Naomi Klein --
Sustainable consumerism / Chris Riley --
Don't let the buggers grind you down! / Ken Garland --
Saving advertising / Jelly Helm --
Saving Jelly / Michael Rock --
Reading at the breakfast table / Natalia Ilyin --
Manifestos --
Me, the undersigned / Jessica Helfand --
An incomplete manifesto for growth / Bruce Mau --
Fuck committees (I believe in lunatics) / Tibor Kalman --
The vow of chastity / First-year students at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London --
Critical languages --
The time for being against / Rick Poynor --
Theory is a good idea / Matt Soar --
That was then, and this is now: but what is next? / Lorraine Wild --
What happens when the edges dissolve? / Loretta Staples --
The trouble with type / Rudy VanderLans --
Is it better to revive than to deceive? Design and complicity: Herbert Buyer's silent legacy / Sol Sender --
De stijl, new media, and the lessons of geometry / Jessica Helfand --
The critical "languages" of graphic design / Johanna Drucker --
State of the arts --
Graphic design and the next big thing / Rudy VanderLans --
Telling the truth? / Milton Glaser --
Who needs ethics / Tim Rich --
Human dignity and human rights: thoughts on the principles of human-centered design / Richard Buchanan --
A manifesto of inclusivism / Paul J. Nini --
Greasing the wheels of capitalism with style and taste, or, the "professionalization" of American graphic design / Mr. Keedy --
No problem / Julie Lasky --
Terminal terminology / Katherine McCoy --
The hole in art's umbrella / Roy R. Behrens --
Graphic news / John Hockenberry --
Movie titles: much ado about little / Peter Hall --
The name game / Ruth Shalit --
Authorship --
The designer as author / Michael Rock --
Battle of the big books / Rick Poynor --
All hail Mau the magnificent / Robert Fulford --
Half empty / Thomas Frank --
Lost in sound / Rick Poynor --
Meditations --
Getting real / Ralph Caplan --
Least designed and most read / Quentin Newark --
The handwriting is on the wall, but who can read it? / Todd Lief --
Let the buyer beware / Veronique Vienne --
Beige / Andrea Codrington --
The flag waverer / Steven Heller.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, and Steven Heller.
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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.

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