The Resource Merz to Emigre and beyond : avant-garde magazine design of the twentieth century, Steven Heller

Merz to Emigre and beyond : avant-garde magazine design of the twentieth century, Steven Heller

Merz to Emigre and beyond : avant-garde magazine design of the twentieth century
Merz to Emigre and beyond
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avant-garde magazine design of the twentieth century
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Steven Heller
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Avant-garde magazine design of the twentieth century
Book j"Merz to Emigre and Beyond is an historical survey of avant-garde cultural, art and political magazines and journals from the early twentieth century to the present day. It examines the publications that were at the forefront of graphic design throughout the twentieth century and which challenged typographic convention, providing a platform for the dissemination of the ideas of the most radical art, design and political movements of the last hundred years." "The book features a unique selection of international publications from Europe and the USA - including Merz (1920s), La Revolution Surrealiste (1920s), View (1940s), The East Village Other (1960s), Punk (1970s) and Emigre (1990s). The design of these magazines, often raucous and undisciplined, was once as ground-breaking as the ideas they disseminated. Many were linked with controversial art, literary and political movements such as Dada, Surrealism, Futurism, the Bauhaus, the New Left and Postmodernism. Merz to Emigre and Beyond surveys the typography and layout that distinguished these journals from the mainstream, and also places the avant-garde notions these magazines represented in their broader artistic, cultural and political contexts."--Jacket
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  • Z253.5
  • NC968 .H45 2003
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.M435 2003
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non fiction
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Merz to Emigre and beyond : avant-garde magazine design of the twentieth century, Steven Heller
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234) and index
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Introduction: The paper avant-garde -- The old vanguard: the power of the press -- Futurism and its malcontents: a revolution in print -- The art of anti-art: the magazine as clarion of protest -- Protest and resistance: Berlin from World War I to the Third Reich -- Rational radicals: modernism and the New Typography -- Guerrillas of commerce: the journals of radical design -- Art attack: Aesthetics and the cultural revolution -- Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and politics: the influences of the American underground -- Pixel pirates: the desktop era -- Epilogue: A few loose ends
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30 cm
240 pages
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illustrations (some color)
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