Graphic Design History

by Johanna Drucker and Emily McVarish

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A Fresh Look at the History of Graphic Design


Graphic Design History, 2nd edition is a critical approach to the history of graphic design. Organized chronologically, the book demonstrates the connection to the current practices of graphic arts, visual expression, and design with its engaging narrative and special features.


With new images, chapter revisions, and features like Tools of the Trade, the authors stay true to connecting what designers do every day to a history of innovative graphic forms and effects. The MySearchLab with eText provides students and professors a new and exciting way to view Graphic Design History.  Instructor PowerPoints featuring nearly all of the images from the text make class preparation easier than ever with this new edition.


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ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205867715 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205867714
  • ISBN10 0205921450
  • ISBN13 9780205921454
  • Publish Date 28 February 2012
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint Pearson Education (US)
  • Edition 2nd edition
  • Format eBook
  • Language English