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Art Is Work (Paperback)

Art Is Work (Paperback)

Milton Glaser

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-006-3
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In this major retrospective, Milton Glaser, one of the most influential figures in the history of international design, considers not only the current scene in a presentation of his work organized by format but concludes in ardent response to the trivializing influences of technology and commerce that art is a serious business, indeed.

Art is Work is at once a comprehensive overview of Milton Glaser s oeuvre and an intimate revelation of personal initiatives. With a text revealing process alongside more than 500 full-color illustrations, Glaser follows the development of his ideas through to their implementation and makes reference to alternative ideas, professional influences, and recurring themes.

The work of artists has been changed and often debased, Glaser argues, by a new orientation in business that weds it to technology. He reacquaints us with the principles that will always be central to design and addresses evolving ones that have emerged from the opportunities that technology can provide.

Examples of well-known projects abound ranging from newspapers and magazines to toys, textiles, interiors, posters, and CD covers. If you ve ever seen the menu at Windows on the World, used a bottle of ketchup from Grand Union, or read the playbill for Tony Kushner s Angels in America, you ve been privy to the conceptual thinking of a powerful force in design.

Milton Glaser s first book, Milton Glaser: Graphic Design, is certainly a classic in the field. Still in print after more than twenty-five years, it also has gone through five foreign language editions. Glaser was co-founder and design director of New York magazine and a founder of Pushpin Studio, a group whose work has been exhibited around the world. His new company, Milton Glaser, Inc., has become a multi-disciplinary design company. Glaser is the recipient of many awards from such organizations as the American Institute of Architects and the Society of Arts in England. His work has been the subject of exhibitions around the world; including one-man shows at New York s Museum of Modern Art and Paris s Centre Georges Pompidou. His work will be featured at an American Institute of Graphic Arts show in October. A graduate of Cooper Union in New York and the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, he is married and lives in New York City and Woodstock, New York.

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