By Catherine McDermott

This is the fundamental student’s consultant to layout – its perform, its thought and its historical past. Drawing from a variety of overseas examples, respected layout author Catherine McDermott explores key themes including:

  • international layout – from Europe to Africa
  • design heritage – from paintings Nouveau to punk
  • sustainable layout, recycling and eco-friendly design
  • design idea – from semiotics to gender, to postcolonialism
  • design know-how, photo layout and the web.

Fully cross-referenced, with up to date publications for extra studying, Design: the major Concepts is an critical reference for college kids of layout, layout background, model, paintings and visible culture.

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