Thames and Hudson, London, 1980. 320 pages. 4to (28 x 22 cm). Cloth binding, dust jacket with mild edge wear. Over 1000 illustrations, including 533 in colour.
This imagery was originally published in a seven-volume series, Graphic Design of the World published by the Japanese company Kodansha in 1974-76.
This is one of the most comprehensive, profusely-illustrated volumes on the subject of Graphic Design ever published. ”A chapter at the beginning of the book is devoted to the origins of signs and symbols, and further chapters explore the role of the graphic image within sociology, strategy and psychology. The final chapter is a chronological history of graphic art from the Industrial Revolution to the mid-1970s.” (100 Classic Graphic Design Books pp. 112-113).