Philip B. Meggs


Born
in Newberry, South Carolina, The United States
May 30, 1942

Died
November 24, 2002

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Philip B. Meggs charted new territory in the field of graphic design history. His authoritative survey A History of Graphic Design was the first attempt at creating a definitive and linear history of the graphic design profession, charting its progress from the marks found in the caves of Lascaux to experimentation with digital media in the late 1990s. The book quickly became standard reading for young designers and for many still, it provides their first introduction to the exciting back-story of their chosen profession.
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Six Chapters in Design: Sau...

4.35 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1997
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Type and Image: The Languag...

3.96 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1988 — 5 editions
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The History of Graphic Desi...

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4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1993
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