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A message for modernity

A message for modernity

In the late 1950s I had tea in London with László Moholy-Nagy’s former secretary…
 
The museum man

The museum man

This confidently displayed show draws a line in the sand. It secures the De La Warr…
 
Poland’s graphic pioneers

Poland’s graphic pioneers

Publications attempting a comprehensive overview of a country’s graphic design history…
 
Scissor action

Scissor action

John Heartfield: Laughter is a Devastating Weapon (David King and Ernst Volland, Tate…
 
Fighting back with pictures

Fighting back with pictures

This is the third book which Liz McQuiston has written on graphic protest in the past…
 
Tightly cropped critique

Tightly cropped critique

The subtitle of James Clough’s generously illustrated Signs of Italy: Outdoor…
 
Dreaming in Colors

Dreaming in Colors

In the ‘about’ section on the Colors website, you can see a sepia-tone photograph of…
 
Weimar volumes

Weimar volumes

The musical Cabaret gave a popular view of Berlin between the two world wars; the…
 
Nested narratives

Nested narratives

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Abrams, $35, £21.99) – the book of the film – comes in the…
 
Unpredictable Swiss design

Unpredictable Swiss design

The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, created in 1875, was a pioneer institution in…
 
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