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Graphic Design as Communication

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Graphic Design as Communication by Malcolm Barnard
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What is the point of graphic design? Is it advertising or is it art? What purpose does it serve in our society and culture? Malcolm Barnard explores how meaning and identity are at the core of every graphic design project and argues that the role and function of graphic design is, and always has been, communication. Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches including those of Derrida, Saussure, Foucault, and Barthes, and taking examples from advertising, magazines, illustration, website design, comics, greetings cards and packaging, Graphic Design as Communication looks at how graphic design contributes to the formation of social and cultural identities. Malcolm Barnard discusses the ways in which racial/ethnic groups, age groups and gender groups are represented in graphic design, as well as how images and texts communicate with different cultural groups. He also explores how graphic design relates to both European and American modernism, and its relevance to postmodernism and globalisation in the twenty-first century and asks why, when graphic design is such an integral part of our society and culture, it is not acknowledged and understood in the same way that art

Author Biography

Malcolm Barnard is senior lecturer in the history and theory of art and design at the University of Derby. His previous publications include Fashion as Communication (Second Edition 2002), Art, Design and Visual Culture (1998) and Approaches to Understanding Visual Culture (2001).
Release date NZ
January 26th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
24 black & white illustrations, 7 black & white line drawings
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
208
Dimensions
156x234x12
ISBN-13
9780415278133
Product ID
1681991

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