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The art of graphic design

Author: Bradbury Thompson
Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Bradbury Thompson (1911-1995) remains one of the most admired and influential graphic designers of the twentieth century, having trained a generation of design students while on the faculty of the Yale School of Art for more than thirty years. The art director of Mademoiselle and design director of Art News and Art News Annual in the decades after World War II, Thompson was also a distinguished designer of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradbury Thompson
ISBN: 0300238576 9780300238570
OCLC Number: 1029882694
Notes: First edition 1988.
Description: xii, 219 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 34 cm
Contents: 1. Peace and War --
2. Graphics in Motion --
3. The Monalphabet --
4. Type as a toy --
5. The Painters world --
6. Alphabet 26 --
7. Primitive art as graphic design --
8. The alphabet as visual art --
9. Classic art as modern graphics --
10. Printing and the designer --
11. Photography and typography --
12. Learning and teaching --
13. Contemporary postage stamps --
14. The fascination of magazines --
15. A love of books --
16. A bible for this age.
Responsibility: Bradbury Thompson ; with contributions by noteworthy designers, critics, and art historians.

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A revered classic of American design delights anew with the freshness and ingenuity of its approach  Read more...

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