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THOMPSON, Bradbury. Bradbury Thompson : The Art of Graphic Design. With contributions by noteworthy designers, critics, and art historians. New Haven and London : Yale University Press, 1988. First Printing. Pp. (7),viii-xii,-218,(2). Illustrated in colour. 4to, slate cloth with gilt decoration to front board, gilt lettering to spine. Light spotting to top edge, else a very good copy in crisp dustjacket. 75.00 With an appreciation by J. CarterBrown and a foreword by Alvin Eisenman. "Bradbury Thompson is one of the m ost important graphic designers of the twentieth century. The art director of Mademoiselle and design director of Art News and Art News Annual in the decades after World War II, he also designed the formats for some three dozen other magazines, including Smithsonian. Thompson is in addition a distinguished designer of limited edition books, postage stamps, rationalized alphabets, corporate identification programs, trademarks, and sacred works [...]. His hallmark has ever been the adaptation of classic typography to the modern world." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Peace and war [Amid the tumult of 1940-45, a more profound approach to graphic design evolves]; 2. Graphics in motion [On the printed page in 1945, process inks are given a vital role in graphic design]; 3. The Monalphabet [Toward a graphically logical and consistent alphabet, 1945]; 4. Type as toy [Graphic design conceived in the spirit of play and a sentiment for childhood]; 5. The painter's world [The graphic designer explores freedom of form and expression in another visual art]; 6. Alphabet 26 [Experiments provide a readable and practicalsimplified alphabet, 1950]; 7. Primitive art as graphic design [Inspiratio ns for today from folk art, prehistory to contemporary]; 8. The alphabet asvisual art [Roman letters serve as the graphic element on the printed page ]; 9. Classic art as modern graphics [18th century engravings and paintingsare brought to life again in the 20th century]; 10. Printing and the desig ner [Exploring the hidden resources and graphic potentials of the printer'sdomain]; 11. Photography and typography [Through the art of graphic design two older arts are interfused into one]; 12. Learning and teaching [Unders tanding and applying five centuries of graphic design history]; 13. Contemporary postage stamps [Honoring the arts and humanities of the nation]; 14. The fascination of magazines [The pursuit of design and the involvement with living events]; 15. A love of books [The design of classic literature in a contemporary format]; 16. A Bible for this age [Sacred language made accessible and more easily comprehended]. Light spotting to top edge, else a very good copy in crisp dustjacket. 75.00
Title: Bradbury Thompson : The Art of Graphic Design. First Edition, dustjacket.
Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1988, ISBN:0300043015:
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