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Typotektur Poster Collection 05: Typotektur by Andres Janser, Felix Studinka
Typotektur takes a look at posters from various countries and periods that share a special feature of typography: the tendency to break out of the two-dimensional space of lettering and establish hybrid links with architecture. Letters, words, and entire sentences form architectural figures that can be read both as pictures and as words. The playful handling of typography has led to an exhilarating wealth of variations in the history of poster art. Starting with contemporary poster design, the widely divergent strands of development in the architectural treatment of lettering are here traced back in time through the 20th century.
Published in 2002. Paperback. 64 pages. 9.75 x 6.5 in. $16. Order it
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A History of Graphic Design by Philip B. Meggs.
"A significant attempt at a comprehensive history of graphic design ... an eye-opener not only for general readers, but for designers who have been unaware of their legacy. " (New York Times).

3rd Edition 1998. From $9. Order it used through Amazon.com.

Typography Typography: An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott, Bernard Stein (eds.)

Published in 19982. From $65. Order it used through Amazon.com.

dicdesign_woa.gif (6444 bytes) The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers (World of Art) by A. Livingston, I. Livingston.

Published in 1992. Nice, inexpensive introduction! From $1. Order it used through Amazon.com.

design_woa.gif (3144 bytes) Graphic Design : A Concise History (World of Art) by R. Hollis.

Published in 1985. Nice, inexpensive introduction! From $2. Order it used through Amazon.com.

tanaka.jpg (4610 bytes) Rauschenberg Posters by Marc Gundel

One of the pioneers and leading exponents of Pop Art, Robert Rauschenberg has experimented with and often blurred the boundaries between a variety of media, such as painting, object art, photography, and print. His mature poster work from the 1970's onwards displays a dynamic technique of composition, often addressing the subject in a surprising, oblique manner. Rauschenberg employs a collage principle that lends and unusual irony to everyday images and photographs.

Published in 2001. Paperback. 96 pages. 12 x 9.75 in. From $29. Order it used through Amazon.com.

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