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The Vendetta: FBI Hero Melvin Purvis's War Against Crime, and J. Edgar Hoover's War Against Him

The Vendetta: FBI Hero Melvin Purvis's War Against Crime, and J. Edgar Hoover's War Against Him Description:

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Rating: 3.62 out of 5

H. N. Werkman

H. N. Werkman Description:

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Rating: 3.42 out of 5

Graphic Design 20th Century

Graphic Design 20th Century Description:

With over five hundred color reproductions i Graphic Design th Century i represents a pictorial history of the last hundred years in graphic design Alston Purvis presents all the significant designers of the twentieth century as well as the many styles that characterized this rich and tumultuous period Art Nouveau Arts and Craft the Viennese Secession the Russian Avant Garde Punk New Wave and computer graphics are just a few of the subjects discussed in this essential reference book br The wealth of visual material presented including iconic works by Aleksandr Rodchenko H Th Wijdeveld Frank Lloyd Wright Paul Rand Piet Zwart Saul Bass among many others makes this a truly enjoyable and inspiring read and a handy guide for any designer artist or student

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

The Ballets Russes and the Art of Design

The Ballets Russes and the Art of Design Description:

The Ballets Russes was a phenomenon of the early twentieth century permeating daily life wherever the company traveled and leaving a lasting impact on dance theater and the visual arts Sergei Diaghilev impresario from until his death in fused the most avant garde groundbreaking movements in dance choreography art design and costume into unique and stunning productions The work was exciting and always new and it stretched the limits of the possible in art The color form and material in costume and set design astonished audiences transforming every corner of Western culture in the twentieth century br br Fashion and decor designers and visual artists in particular including Coco Chanel Natalia Goncharova Mikhail Larionov L on Bakst and Pablo Picasso found inspiration in the Ballets Russes Designers and artists moved past old boundaries and created costumes and set designs for these extravagant productions bridging the gaps between tangible and abstract artistic genres br br i The Ballets Russes and the Art of Design i explores these revolutionary icons and ideas illuminating Sergei Diaghilev s profound revitalization of the arts which continues to influence us today Ten essays by internationally recognized experts and color and black and white illustrations many from private collections and never before published discuss a broad range of topics including set and costume designs graphic design and poster art photographs and postcards Diaghilev s presence in the media and private and museum collections of Ballets Russes treasures

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

Dutch Graphic Design

Dutch Graphic Design Description:

The authors offer a richly illustrated overview of the Netherlands distinguished graphic design history from to the present day From the Nieuwe Kunst at the turn of the th century through De Stijl and postwar graphics to the contemporary avant garde they present a feast of visual imagery

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Meggs' History of Graphic Design

Meggs' History of Graphic Design Description:

Now in its Fourth Edition this unrivaled seminal work continues its long tradition of providing balanced insight and thorough historical background Under the new authorial leadership of Alston Purvis this authoritative book offers more than new images along with expansive coverage of such topics as Italian Russian and Dutch design It reveals a saga of creative innovators breakthrough technologies and important design innovations

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles (Volume 1, 1628-1900)

Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles (Volume 1, 1628-1900) Description:

This book offers a novel overview of typeface design exploring the most beautiful and remarkable examples of font catalogs from the history of publishing with a special emphasis on the period from the mid th century to the mid th century when color catalogs were at their height Taken from a Dutch collection this exuberant selection traverses the evolution of the printed letter in all its various incarnations via exquisitely designed catalogs displaying not only type specimens in roman italic bold semi bold narrow and broad but also characters borders ornaments initial letters and decorations as well as often spectacular examples of the use of the letters The Victorian fonts sumptuous and sometimes unbelievably outrageous are accorded a prominent place in this book In addition to lead letters examples from lithography and letters by window dressers inscription carvers and calligraphers are also displayed and described br br Featuring works by type designers including William Caslon Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke Peter Behrens Rudolf Koch Eric Gill Jan van Krimpen Paul Renner Jan Tschichold A M Cassandre Aldo Novarese Adrian Frutiger br br In order to include a vast amount of material we have divided this text into two volumes The first volume displays pre th Century type specimens and the second covers the period from to the middle of the century In the first volume editor Cees de Jong and collector Jan Tholenaar write about single specimens and types in the second Alston Purvis outlines the history of types

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles (Volume 2, 1901-1938)

Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles (Volume 2, 1901-1938) Description:

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Rating: 3.57 out of 5

The Poster: 1,000 Posters from Toulouse-Lautrec to Sagmeister

The Poster: 1,000 Posters from Toulouse-Lautrec to Sagmeister Description:

This complete international history of poster design from the Art Nouveau to the present covers all of the significant developments in poster design and every important type of poster from wine and war to rock and rebellion One thousand posters illustrate the work of virtually every significant artist and graphic designer who ever created a memorable poster including a generous selection of contemporary work Organized chronologically with thematic sections devoted to design styles as well as popular history i The Poster i is also a visual chronicle of world culture from the late th century to the present Finally i The Poster i is an appealing design object in itself and a terrific way to experience the pleasures of graphic design

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles

Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles Description:

b This book offers a connoisseur s overview of typeface design exploring the most elegant fonts from the history of publishing b Taken from a distinguished Dutch collection this exuberant two volume edition traces the evolution of the printed letter via exquisitely designed catalogs showing type specimens in roman italic bold semi bold narrow and broad fonts Borders ornaments initial letters and decorations are also included along with lithographic examples letters by signwriters inscription carvers and calligraphers br br Featuring works by type designers including b William Caslon b b Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke b b Peter Behrens b b Rudolf Koch b b Eric Gill b b Jan van Krimpen b b Paul Renner b b Jan Tschichold b b A M Cassandre b b Aldo Novarese b and b Adrian Frutiger b br br In order to accommodate a vast amount of material we have divided this text into two volumes The b first volume b covers pre th century typeface specimens with texts by editor Cees de Jong and collector Jan Tholenaar The b second volume b covers the period from to the mid th century and contains a historical outline by Alston W Purvis br br Includes exclusive access with TASCHEN keycard to online image library over high resolution scans of type specimens downloadable for unrestricted use

Rating: 3.44 out of 5