HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN IN FRANCE (NEW EDITION) - (Fr)
Michel Wlassikoff is the author of several books on graphic design and visual communication. From 1991 to 1998 he directed the magazine Signes, which is a reference in these fields. He has curated major exhibitions on past and contemporary graphic design, notably at the Centre Pompidou. He teaches graphic design history and image analysis at several art schools in France and abroad. He has also published Exposer / S'exposer (Éditions du Panama, 2006), Mai 68: l'affiche en héritage (Éditions Alternatives, 2008; reedited 2018), Futura. Une gloire typographique (Éditions Norma, 2011) and Les Affiches qui ont changé le monde (Larousse, 2019).
When it was published in 2005, this book quickly established itself as a reference work. It contributed to the recognition of graphic design as a major creative field in France. If this discipline was born thanks to typography, its field of action has expanded to include posters, publishing, the press, the construction of a visual identity, signage, television packaging, the web, etc. Graphic design is now in dialogue with architecture, the plastic arts, design, fashion, music, the audiovisual sector and digital technology.
The new edition of this book, rich in more than 1000 illustrations, has been expanded with a chapter on the years 2005-2020, which bears witness to the extraordinary vitality of French graphic design in recent years.