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The Story of Graphic Design in France

Nothing short of an amazing book from cover to cover. A instant classic. With the exception of poster art, French graphic design has enjoyed little recognition on the international stage – until now. This remarkable new book tells a very remarkable story about the development of design in the France, and it does so with typical French flair.

French graphic design has thrived on a multitude of external influences from places as far afield as Russia, Switzerland, Poland, Germany and Hungary. The designers here are legendary artists, actually some of the world’s most revered: French artists and artists who made Paris their home – Man Ray, Brassai, Cassandre, Leger, Duchamp, Mallarme to name just a few. Graphic design in France documents the emergence of graphic design as a culture in France and illustrates how it has come to the fore in recent years with a great burst of vitality in poster art, typography, editorial design, magazine design, information graphics, multimedia and television. This book places the tradition of French graphic design amidst the greater aesthetic languages of fine art, iconography, urban architecture, sculpture, communication art, fashion, literature, and much more.

Dimensions: 9″ x 11″ (inches)
Pages: 356
Edition: Hardcover
Languages: English