After the Bauhaus, Before the Internet

After the Bauhaus, Before the Internet

A History of Graphic Design Pedagogy

Edited by Geoff Kaplan

Foreword by Tim Barringer

A history of design teaching from the mid-1950s to the mid-1990s told through essays, interviews, remembrances, and primary materials.

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A history of design teaching from the mid-1950s to the mid-1990s told through essays, interviews, remembrances, and primary materials.

With contributions by more than forty of the most influential voices in art, architecture, and design, After the Bauhaus, Before the Internet traces a history of design teaching from the mid-1950s to the mid-1990s through essays, interviews, and primary materials. Geoff Kaplan has gathered a multigenerational group of theorists and practitioners to explore how the evolution of graphic design pedagogy can be placed within a conceptual and historical context.

At a time when all choices and behaviors are putatively curated, and when “design thinking” is recruited to solve problems from climate change to social media optimization, the volume's contributors examine how design's self-understandings as a discipline have changed and how such changes affect the ways in which graphic design is being historicized and theorized today.

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$45.00 T ISBN: 9781949484090 368 pp. | 6.5 in x 9.25 in 175 b&w illus.

Editors

Geoff Kaplan

Geoff Kaplan of General Working Group has produced projects for a range of academic and cultural institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, Harvard University, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His work is included in SFMoMA's and MoMA's permanent collections and he has exhibited internationally. Kaplan teaches in the graduate design program at Yale University and was the Frank Stanton Chair in Graphic Design at Cooper Union. He wrote, edited, and designed Power to the People: The Graphic Design of the Radical Press and the Rise of the Counter-Culture, 1964–1974.

Contributors

Tim Barringer.

Endorsements

  • Is graphic design a discipline? Geoff Kaplan convenes a constellation of voices to answer the question. This thoughtful, rigorous, engaging book is the result—a composite and polyphonous answer, and the rare history that's equally a guide to what comes next.

    David Reinfurt

    Princeton University