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Six Chapters in Design: Saul Bass, Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Ikko Tanaka, Henryk Tomaszewski [Paperback]

Philip B. Meggs
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October 1997
Esteemed by designers around the world, these six contributors created identities for such as Warner, AT&T, IBM, ABC, UPS, and much more. Their work, nearly omnipresent in everyday life, has influenced our entire culture. This dynamic compendium is a smart resource for designers and artists working in any medium. Over 300 full-color illustrations.

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Philip B. Meggs is the author of A History of Graphic Design.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Less was more June 21 2002
Format:Paperback
This book is exactly what I hoped it would be: a visual parade of the works of designers who are arguably considered superstars in graphic design.
The various graphics are seen applied to print (magazine/book/poster), signage, film and sculptural media.
The examples span several decades, from the early 40s to the mid-90s. The great thing about seeing superb design in the years before the 1980s is that design during that period was accomplished without the use of computers; as a result, greater emphasis was placed on composition, shape, typography, color and imagination. The result was design that was simple, bold and highly communicative. It's a far cry from the over-stimulated design that almost everyone with a computer is capable of producing -- and has.
The back of the book contains an index to the graphics with a descriptive label and the year in which each was produced. Each designer's section starts off with a few paragraphs of introductory text, and ends with a brief bio.
The graphics are displayed one per page, and speak for themselves. Designers should pay attention to the message in this body of work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good ,allthough basic, overview of the giants April 13 2001
Format:Paperback
I think this book is a fairly good inventory of design works by the giants. Some of the works displayed have dated and it seems there could have been better editorial choices. Nevertheless, i think its a good starter for the begginer, and is a fun way to kill an hour.The print quality is exellent, giving vivid colors, but the cover design is...well- a shame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars monolithic work in the palm of your hand! Sept. 29 1999
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Great works by the great designers, including my fav. Saul Bass's anatomy of a murder, it's simply a designers inspiration in carry size.Don't strain your eyes - it's picture only.
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4.0 out of 5 stars if your a visual person, this book is for you March 21 1999
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i say this because theres absolutely no copy. color galore and histories of they're work are covered in full. have fun looking at the greats, i did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars monolithic work in the palm of your hand! Sept. 29 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Great works by the great designers, including my fav. Saul Bass's anatomy of a murder, it's simply a designers inspiration in carry size.Don't strain your eyes - it's picture only.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars if your a visual person, this book is for you March 21 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
i say this because theres absolutely no copy. color galore and histories of they're work are covered in full. have fun looking at the greats, i did.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Less was more June 21 2002
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This book is exactly what I hoped it would be: a visual parade of the works of designers who are arguably considered superstars in graphic design.
The various graphics are seen applied to print (magazine/book/poster), signage, film and sculptural media.
The examples span several decades, from the early 40s to the mid-90s. The great thing about seeing superb design in the years before the 1980s is that design during that period was accomplished without the use of computers; as a result, greater emphasis was placed on composition, shape, typography, color and imagination. The result was design that was simple, bold and highly communicative. It's a far cry from the over-stimulated design that almost everyone with a computer is capable of producing -- and has.
The back of the book contains an index to the graphics with a descriptive label and the year in which each was produced. Each designer's section starts off with a few paragraphs of introductory text, and ends with a brief bio.
The graphics are displayed one per page, and speak for themselves. Designers should pay attention to the message in this body of work.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good ,allthough basic, overview of the giants April 13 2001
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I think this book is a fairly good inventory of design works by the giants. Some of the works displayed have dated and it seems there could have been better editorial choices. Nevertheless, i think its a good starter for the begginer, and is a fun way to kill an hour.The print quality is exellent, giving vivid colors, but the cover design is...well- a shame.
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