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Head to toe: the nude in graphic design

Head to toe: the nude in graphic design

Ilić, Mirko, 1956- author; Heller, Steven, author

This groundbreaking volume investigates and illuminates a new generation of artists and the ways that they relate to one of art history's most storied traditions: nude figure drawing and painting. This informative (and occasionally very cheeky) book demonstrates the ways in which new mediums and new technologies are pushing graphic designers to previously untold heights of artistic representation, thereby cementing the graphic designer's place alongside more traditional mediums (drawing, painting) in art history and criticism. From PETA's infamous 'I'd Rather Go Nude' ad campaign, to John Lennon and Yoko Ono posing nude on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, it features myriad examples of the nude figure and how it is altered and manipulated in the service of both art and commerce

Paperback, Book. English.
Published New York : Rizzoli 2018
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  • Newton Park – One available in Art Collection 740.42/ILI

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Statement of responsibility: Mirko Ilić, Steven Heller
ISBN: 0847861651, 9780847861651
Physical Description: 312 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 28 cm
Subject: Nude; Graphic arts.; Art and Design.; Graphic arts; Human figure; Nude in art.

Author note

Mirko Ilic teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He has previously served as art director for both the op-ed section of the New York Times and the international edition of Time Magazine. He has worked with almost every major publication, including Rolling Stone, National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal, and Sports Illustrated. He has received numerous awards and his work is featured in the permanent collections of both the Smithsonian and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. 
Steven Heller is the author and editor of over 130 books on graphic design, satiric art, and popular culture. Heller is the cofounder and cochair of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is also cofounder of the MFA in Design Criticism, MFA in Interaction Design, MFA Social Documentary Film, and MPS Branding programs. He has devoted much of his career to fostering design education venues, opportunities, and environments.