Pioneers Of German Graphic Design

Product Code: 62067
Pioneers Of German Graphic Design
Pioneers Of German Graphic Design
Pioneers Of German Graphic Design
Pioneers Of German Graphic Design
Pioneers Of German Graphic Design
Pioneers Of German Graphic Design
Pioneers Of German Graphic Design
Pioneers Of German Graphic Design
Pioneers Of German Graphic Design
Pioneers Of German Graphic Design
Pioneers Of German Graphic Design

Pioneers Of German Graphic Design

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1,080 high-quality reproductions of iconic milestones in graphic design. With an entire chapter devoted to each of these fourteen graphic designers: Peter Behrens, F.H. Ehmcke, Lucian Bernhard, Julius Klinger, Julius Gipkens, Emil Preetorius, Ludwig Hohlwein, Karl Schulpig, Wilhelm Deffke, Herbert Bayer, John Heartfield, Jan Tschichold, O.H.W. Hadank, Jupp Wiertz. Great for illustrators as well as designers.

"The definitive text on how German designers influenced and shaped modern-day graphic design." "Pure coffee table eye candy."--The Verge

"The best book about German design history."--PAGE magazine

"A superb reference."--Design Observer

"An enviable survey of early 20th-century German graphic designers."--Steve Heller

From the publisher:

Pioneers of German Graphic Design tells the fascinating story of German graphic design in all its detail, from the late monarchy to the Wirtschaftswunder after World War II. The author Jens Müller, a distinguished expert in the field, explores the circumstance that led to the groundbreaking inventions of Germany's graphic design pioneers in an era of tumultuous politics and rapid social and economic change, shedding light not only on the development of the profession but on its international influence.

Peter Behrens created the world's first comprehensive corporate design for AEG as early as 1907, designing everything from the corporate logo to products, showrooms and even headquarter and production buildings. Other innovators soon followed: Lucian Bernhard prompted a revolution in poster design, Wilhelm Deffke and Karl Schulpig invented the modern logo, Herbert Bayer expanded the language of form at the Bauhaus, Jan Tschichold promoted a new typographic style and John Heartfield introduced photomontage as a means of visual communication. They were all caught up in a spirit of enthusiasm and opportunity which swept across Germany, and especially Berlin, in the early decades of the 20th century.

Alongside the vivid depiction of these milestones of graphic design the book analyzes how German zeitgeist had turned from emotional Expressionism to the matter-of-fact New Objectivity which led to the foundation of the Bauhaus in 1919, and how German modernist design subsequently became internationally recognized and had a significant influence on design movements in Western Europe and the United States.

Apart from reproducing numerous iconic designs in magnificent quality, this volume exhibits a great diversity of important unpublished or forgotten pieces. It presents the inspirational stories of fourteen graphic designers who essentially shaped the modern profession.

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Very Fine, issued without dustjacket

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Physical Description

12.25 inches
9.25 inches
400 pages
630 color and 450 black & white illustrations
pictorial boards

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