Merz to Emigre and Beyond [2003] – Steven Heller

“This is a fully documented study of the history of the avant-garde magazine and examines the publications that have been at the forefront of design this century: the journals, magazines and printed manifestos that have challenged design convention, providing a platform for the dissemination of the ideas of the most radical design movements of the 20th century. These avant-garde approaches permeated all the arts – art and literature as well as the graphic arts. This book concentrates on the journals, magazines and pamphlets whose very ephemerality allowed spontaneity, experimentation and risk, exploring ways in which words and images could be presented on a page, illustrating design ideas and cultural ideals.” –


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