Author : Michael Beirut, William Drenttel, Steven Heller
Description:The top writing on contemporary issues in design--in one volume * Big names: Milton Glaser, Maud Lavin, Ellen Lupton, more * Includes essays from blogs and Internet journals * A must-have for students, pros, anyone interested in pop culture This final installment in an acclaimed series offers astute--and controversial--discussions on contemporary graphic design from 2001 to 2005. The essays here takes stock of the graphic design writing published in professional and general-interest design magazines, as well as in blogs and Internet journals. Contributors include Milton Glaser, Maud Lavin, Ellen Lupton, Victor Margolin, Mr. Keedy, David Jury, Alice Twemlow, Jessica Helfand, Michael Dooley, Nick Curry, Emily King, and more. These prominent designers look at design as pop culture, design as art, politics, aesthetics, social responsibility, typography, the future of design--a wide-ranging and thought-provoking mix of ideas and information. Students, beginning graphic designers, and even veterans seeking fresh perspective will savor this collection. Last in the series that helped launch the design-criticism movement--and that pioneered anthologizing important graphic-design criticism--this volume will be the most provocative of all.