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Graphic Design as Communication


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Table of Contents

1 Introduction, Who is this book for?, What is this book about?, Chapter Outlines, 2 Graphic Design and Communication, Introduction, What is Graphic Design?, The Functions of Graphic Design, What is Communication?, Communication Theory, Semiology, 3 Meaning: Words and Images, Introduction, Types of Signs, Meaning: Denotation and Connotation, Meaning: Layout, Meaning: Anchorage and Relay, Foucault and Graphic Design, Metaphor/Metonymy/Synechdoche, 4 Social, Cultural and Economic Functions,Introduction, The Relation to Society and Culture, Society, Social Functions, Culture, Cultural Functions, Childhood, Gender, The Relation to Economics, Consumption, Anti-consumption, 5 Audiences and Markets, Introduction, Target Practice, Ethnicity/Race, Age, Gender, 6 Modernism, Introduction, What is Modernism?, Graphic Design and Modernism, European Modernism, American Modernism, 7 Postmodernism and Globalisation, Introduction, What is Postmodernism?, Postmodernism and Graphic Design, What is Globalisation?, Globalisation and Graphic Design, 8 Graphic Design and Art, Introduction, The Artist and The Designer, Cultural Significance, Expression and Individuality, Creativity and Problem-solving, Function, Aura, 9 Conclusion

About the Author

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).

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