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Looking Closer 4: Critical Writings on Graphic Design (Looking Closer #4)

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The most stimulating installment yet in the acclaimed Looking Closer series! This enthralling collection of essays assembles some of the most intriguing critical commentary published in professional and general interest design magazines from 1997 to 2000. Over thirty contributors, including Rick Poynor, Kathy McCoy, Lorraine Wild, Veronique Vienne, Jessica Helfand, and oth ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Allworth Press
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Jun 26, 2008 Marcus rated it liked it
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A series that attempts to position theory as pivotal to the future of graphic design. This particular collection focuses on the First Things First manifest 2000 and the wider social concerns. There are arguments that defend it, and ones that seek to dismiss it, revealing a discourse in a dilemma.
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The format of manageable and topic-grouped essays makes for a easy reading despite the sometimes dense content. Some are much more insightful than others, but the beauty is that you can pick and choose what interests you without losing the idea of the whole book. This was my first foray into graphic design criticism, and it's a pretty good introduction—particularly the section of Critical Languages.
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reading and learning about design is just as important as "doing" design.
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Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, graduating summa cum laude in 1980. Prior to joining Pentagram in 1990 as a partner in the firm’s New York office, he worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates, ultimately as vice president of graphic design.

Bierut’s clients at Pentagram have included the Alliance for Downto
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