THE GRAPHIC ARTIST & HIS DESIGN PROBLEMS, by Muller-Brockmann - 1961 [1st Ed]
The Graphic Artist and his Design Problems: Creative Problems of the Graphic Designer, Design and Training in Commercial Art
by J. Muller-Brockmann
FIRST EDITION. Text in English, German, and French. The book deals with three different aspects of graphic art: the illustrative and subjective mode of expression; the objective constructivist method; and the systematic training of the graphic artist. Lavishly illustrated with 710 images, primarily in b/w.
First Edition published by Arthur Niggli. Switzerland. 1961.
Hardback is overall in GOOD condition.
- Covers show commensurate wear and dirt with stylized lettering to the cover, bold and intact.
- Boards are age-toned, most prominently to the perimeter, with scuffing to both sides and minor edgewear.
- Corners are bumped, a slight tear to the front lower corner.
- Spine is square with black lettering and firm, scuffed ends.
- Binding is firm.
- Endpapers are lightly age-toned with front bearing writing in pencil. Please see photos.
- Textblock edges are age-toned.
- Interior is gently age-toned and exhibits minimal signs of age and wear with clean type and vibrant illustrations.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
Josef Müller-Brockmann (May 9, 1914 – August 30, 1996) was a Swiss graphic designer and teacher. He studied architecture, design and history of art at both the University and Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich. In 1936 he opened his Zurich studio specialising in graphic design, exhibition design and photpgraphy. From 1951 he produced concert posters for the Tonahlle in Zurich. In 1958 he became a founding editor of New Graphic Design along with R.P. Lohse, C. Vivarelli, and H. Neuburg. In 1966 he was appointed European design consultant to IBM.
He is recognised for his simple designs and his clean use of typography, shapes and colours which inspire many graphic designers in the 21st century.
Müller-Brockman was author of several books on design and visual communication. [Wikipedia]
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