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AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) was founded in 1951 by a small, select group of French and Swiss graphic designers. Since then AGI has invited some 600 designers from more than thirty countries to join its ranks.

Together the members of AGI have written a significant part of the history of graphic design since the mid-twentieth century. This book tells the story of
Hardcover, 800 pages
Published October 29th 2007 by Thames & Hudson
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The short bios for each designer are too short to engage, and the historical setup before each decade isn't great writing, but the longer treatments in the last section are interesting, e.g. a commentary on the influence of Saul Bass on movie title sequences.
This is a large coffee table book with hundreds of examples from AGI members. Fascinating pics and info, but I learned that I know nothing at all about graphic design.
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