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Merz to Emigre and beyond : avant-garde magazine design of the twentieth century

Merz to Emigre and beyond : avant-garde magazine design of the twentieth century

Author: Steven Heller
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Book j"Merz to Emigre and Beyond is an historical survey of avant-garde cultural, art and political magazines and journals from the early twentieth century to the present day. It examines the publications that were at the forefront of graphic design throughout the twentieth century and which challenged typographic convention, providing a platform for the dissemination of the ideas of the most radical art, design and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Heller
ISBN: 0714839272 9780714839271
OCLC Number: 52835418
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Introduction: The paper avant-garde --
The old vanguard: the power of the press --
Futurism and its malcontents: a revolution in print --
The art of anti-art: the magazine as clarion of protest --
Protest and resistance: Berlin from World War I to the Third Reich --
Rational radicals: modernism and the New Typography --
Guerrillas of commerce: the journals of radical design --
Art attack: Aesthetics and the cultural revolution --
Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and politics: the influences of the American underground --
Pixel pirates: the desktop era --
Epilogue: A few loose ends.
Other Titles: Avant-garde magazine design of the twentieth century
Responsibility: Steven Heller.


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"A social history lesson in alternative culture."-Arena "Will become the bible for all magazine lovers."-Dazed & Confused "Magazine design connoisseurs will go wild for Steven Heller's Merz to Emigre Read more...

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