Review: August 2017

 
Museums on display

Museums on display

Charlotte Flint

The academic study of design history is one that has only emerged within the past 50…
 
From magic lanterns to virtual reality

From magic lanterns to virtual reality

Alastair Graham

In her preface, Maureen Furniss tells it how it was: ‘In twenty years of teaching…
 
Non-wooly mammoth

Non-wooly mammoth

Fraser Lyness

There are few publications that can boast the depth of resource, aspiration and…
 
A life in grafix

A life in grafix

Sue Steward, Morgan Soames

Here’s a fantastic, heavy, extraordinary 374-page book whose ten chapters chart the…
 
A treat for Tschichold aficionados

A treat for Tschichold aficionados

Christopher Burke

These two books will delight aficionados of Jan Tschichold, the German typographer…
 
Public art for public art’s sake

Public art for public art’s sake

Peter Buwert

Scott King’s Public Art blends fact and fiction, satire and speculation in a critique…
 
Bauhäuslers at rest and play

Bauhäuslers at rest and play

Rick Poynor

When we think of the photographic experiments of the 1920s, what immediately comes to…
 
Street haunting

Street haunting

Billie Muraben

Ghost signs have long been popular as landmarks, historical devices, ornaments and…
 
Swiss grit and graft

Swiss grit and graft

Ross Shaw

Dafi Kühne is a design polymath, a man of many and often contrasting ideas, styles…
 
Paradise debunked

Paradise debunked

Hannah Ellis

The consensus among designers is that the middle of the last century was the golden…
 
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