New Design Books

Megg’s History of Graphic Design, 6th edition

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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

By Stephen Heller

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New edition of a classic reference work. The online edition does not contain images.

Protest: A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics

By Liz McQuiston

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Begins in the 1500s with the Protestant Reformation; the emphasis is on the twentieth century, but ample consideration is given to the last twenty years. The perspective is western, perhaps limited by the ephemeral nature of the materials surveyed. An excellent primer on protest graphics, and graphics generally.

Women in Design From Aino Aalto to Eva Zeisel

By Charlotte Fiell

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A survey of selected influential women in all areas of design: advertising, architecture, fashion, furniture, and more.

Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement

Edited by Verner D. Mitchell and Cynthia Davis

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Not just Design – music, literature, and more. This volume defines the Black Arts movement as occurring between the late 1950s and the 1970s. That is arguable. Whether it is truly encyclopedic is also arguable. This highly praised volume is a necessary endeavor, and a provocation to further scholarship.

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