01 May 2008
Book of the Week #4 > Graphic Design – A New History by Stephen J. Eskilson
Graphic Design – A New History covers our trade in a well written 464 pages. This history of graphics covers it all from the origins of the craft to contemporary design. Graphic Design – A New History by Stephen J. Eskilson explains each area of design in wonderful detail and makes a great basis for understanding how graphics has evolved especially over the last 100 years or so. The chapters cover Art Nouveau, Art Deco, The Bauhaus, Revolution Design, The International Style, Postmodernism, and Contemporary Graphics to name a few. This book is full of wonder examples that are large and easy to see. The attention to details in the history helps you to understand how each movement relates to the other. Graphic Design – A New History is a great update to the Meggs books that most of us grew up using. It is only by know where we came from that we can know where we are going. I highly recommend picking this up.