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Graphic Style: From Victorian to Digital

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  94 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews

Seymour Chwast celebrates the daily routine of getting dressed in this fittingly whimsical and satisfyingly unique novelty book. Unlike more traditional books on this topic that deal with the how of getting dressed, Get Dressed! instead tackles the why. The text “Get dressed to read about dragons” accompanies an illustration of a boy dressed in a makeshift knight costume.

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Paperback, 263 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Harry N. Abrams (first published October 15th 1988)
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Black Elephants
May 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: art-design
Graphic Style is a timeline of graphic design from the Victorian to digital era. It's a book that you don't read so much as flip through. It's good for reference but it doesn't do much to add dimension to the different styles.
Colleen Venable
Apr 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully laid out (they must know someone in graphic design or something). Engaging and incredibly informative, this is the best historic breakdown of graphic styles in poster art that I have ever come across and lordy-lordy they sure don't skimp on the pictures. Worth every single penny and 20,000 more.
Johannah
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: school, 2014-done
I used this book for my course this year and I read it from front to back and I think it has some awesome inspiring images in it as well as some great information about different type periods of design.

And yes, I'm totally counting this as something I read, because I did. Granted, I was forced to because of college. But at least I enjoyed it.
Brad
Mar 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Superb overview.
Vogue
Jul 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: artdesign
lengkap kap kap.. :)
Troy
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prettytolookat
Just not what I expected. The examples are fine, but instead of an overview of minor and major art movements and styles, I get a mishmash of confused history.
Elang Cakra
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's not only a book it's a time machine
Hazel
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book features in my blog post about essay resources: https://hazelstainer.wordpress.com/20...
Daryl
Jan 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: design
i LOVE IT! 95% images, perfect for design history. I look here for inspiration weekly, at least.
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GOOD
Kristina
Sep 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A great source of inspiration.
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