Required Textbook: Meggs’ History of Graphic Design, Sixth Edition
It is a printed or e-textbook and runs about $60 – $90, and can be rented for even less. There is one copy in the LRC, but it cannot leave the building. If you are going to be serious about being a designer, this book will stay with you throughout your career. It can be purchased either in the College Store or online at places like Amazon. NEW or USED, doesn’t matter, as I provide all of the digital files.
There is one copy on reserve in the LRC (Learning Resource Center) on campus.
Here is the call number: Z 246 .M43 2016 “Meggs’ History of Graphic Design”
Meggs’ History of Graphic Design is the industry’s unparalleled, award-winning reference. With over 1,400 high-quality images throughout, this visually stunning text guides you through a saga of artistic innovators, breakthrough technologies, and groundbreaking developments that define the graphic design field. The initial publication of this book was heralded as a publishing landmark, and author Philip B. Meggs is credited with significantly shaping the academic field of graphic design.
Meggs presents compelling, comprehensive information enclosed in an exquisite visual format. The text includes classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and the advent of postmodern design. This new sixth edition has also been updated to provide:
You can’t master a field without knowing the history. Meggs’ History of Graphic Design presents an all-inclusive, visually spectacular arrangement of graphic design knowledge for students and professionals. Learn the milestones, developments, and pioneers of the trade so that you can shape the future.