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Swiss Graphic Design Histories

Swiss Graphic Design Histories

Edited by Arne Scheuermann
Edited by Davide Fornari
Edited by Michael Renner
Edited by Peter J Schneemann
Edited by Robert Lzicar
Edited by Sarah Owens

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Publishing 12th Apr 2021
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  • An entirely new redefinition of Switzerland's graphic design landscape, based on extensive research by scholars of design history
  • Features rich and previously unpublished visual material and conversations with designers who have forged developments of the past decades alongside new scholarly essays
  • Sheds new light on networks, practices and media that have been largely ignored by previous books
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Swiss Graphic Design Histories offers an entirely new redefinition of Switzerland's graphic design landscape. Based on extensive research by scholars of design history and with a multiple and inclusive approach, it reaches beyond the usual canon and the well-know epicentres Basel and Zurich with the germanophone fathers of what has become famous as the Swiss Style in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

In three volumes it features visual artefacts and archival documents, the majority published here for the first time, alongside likewise previously unpublished conversations with designers who have forged developments of the past decades, as well as new essays discussing key terms that refer to various design practices. The complexity of the undertaking is embraced through a system of keywords, thus enabling readers to connect contents within the individual volumes. A fourth volume comprising a glossary, bibliography, and an index of the keywords rounds out this long-awaited new survey of graphic design in multi-lingual Switzerland that sheds new light on networks, practices and media largely ignored so far.

About the Author
Davide Fornari is associate professor at ECAL Lausanne, where he directs Research and Development. Robert Lzicar is professor of design history at Bern University of the Arts HKB. Sarah Owens is professor of design theory at Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK. Michael Renner is professor of visual communication and Director ad interim at FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel. Arne Scheuermann is professor of design theory at Bern University of the Arts HKB. Peter J. Schneemann is professor of modern and contemporary art history at University of Bern.
Specifications
Publisher
Scheidegger & Spiess
ISBN
9783858818683
Publish date
12th Apr 2021
Binding
Multiple-component retail product
Size
240 mm x 165 mm
Pages
814 Pages
Illustrations
200 color, 30 b&w
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