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  • Design Literacyby Steven Heller

    Allworth Press 2004; US$ 24.95

    This update to the first book to provide explicit case histories of the successful marriage of form and content in graphic design explores more than 125 classic and contemporary works-30 of them brand new-explaining why they are aesthetically significant and how they function as good design. These thought pieces offer a vast taste of the aesthetic,... more...

  • Teaching Graphic Designby Steven Heller

    Allworth Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    This priceless teaching tool features more than 70 proven-effective programs from the country?s leading graphic design schools. Spanning from traditional, “bricks and mortar? approaches to the ever-widening digital frontier of graphic design, these syllabi include detailed introductions, weekly breakdowns, project suggestions, and selected readings,... more...

  • The Education of a Typographerby Steven Heller

    Allworth Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Exploring the methods for teaching and learning typography, this book features more than 40 essays from top experts and educators in typography today. These essays run the gamut from introducing the themes of type and typography to various complex and rare strategies for learning. more...

  • Design Disastersby Steven Heller

    Allworth Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    The thrill of victory…the agony of defeat.  We're not talking about just any failure. Design failure. So public. So humiliating. How do designers who are really, really good (we swear!) turn a disaster into a triumph? Read this book and find out, as dozens of top names reveal the heartbreaking—and sometimes hilarious—mistakes they have made and talk... more...

  • Graphic Design Readerby Steven Heller

    Allworth Press 2012; US$ 27.50

    From the lost art of show-card writing and the tumultuous days of guerrilla magazine publishing to the latest in electronic leaflet design and hot magazine covers, acclaimed graphic designer and author Steven Heller provides dozens of stunning examples of how graphic design has transformed from a subset of pop culture to a cultural driving force on... more...

  • Design Cultby Steven Heller

    DesignFile 2013; US$ 2.99

    Renowned designer, author, critic, co-chair of SVA?s MFA program in design and National Design Award recipient Steven Heller reaches into the most contemplative recesses of his mind to offer an entertaining new collection of ruminations on the nature and future of design. In Design Cult —the first of a series of three titles published exclusively... more...

  • POPby Steven Heller

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    “Pop culture is often maligned as fleeting, but history shows that sometimes what is pop in one culture has time-honored resonance in later ones. This book is an attempt to show that pop culture, especially as seen through the lenses of design, illustration, satiric and political art (and other things), is integral to a broader understanding of who... more...

  • The Swastikaby Steven Heller

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    "Force[s] even the most sophisticated to rethink and rework their ideas of how images work in the world."--School Library Journal.* Traces the history of the swastika, from religious symbol to reviled symbol * More than 175 illustrations * Powerful examination of the impact of one graphic symbol on society. This acclaimed examination of the most powerful... more...

  • A Companion to Relativismby Steven D. Hales

    Wiley 2011; US$ 221.95

    "A survey of relativist ideas in all areas of philosophy, by an impressive line-up of contributors well-versed in the debates behind their current revival." — François Recanati , Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris "Himself a substantial contributor to the area, Steve Hales has now put together an excellent companion for those who wish to enter... more...

  • What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Catby Steven D. Hales

    Open Court 2011; US$ 14.95

    What ethical obligations do people have to cats? Are cats more rational than humans? What can cats teach humans about evolutionary psychology? In this fascinating collection of articles, 18 philosophers try to answer these questions and more as they explore the majesty, mystique, and mystery of the cat. They reveal surprising insights into the feline... more...