A History of Graphic Design, 3rd Edition
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Philip B. Meggs is a designer, educator, and author. He is School of the Arts Research Professor, Communication Arts and Design Department, at Virginia Commonwealth University; visiting faculty at Syracuse University and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, and Contributing Editor to Print magazine.


The Prologue to Graphic Design: The Visual Message from Prehistory through the Medieval Era.

A Graphic Renaissance: The Origins of European Typography and Design for Printing.

The Industrial Revolution: The Impact of Industrial Technology upon Visual Communications.

The Modernist Era: Graphic Design in the First Half of the Twentieth Century.

The Age of Information: Graphic Design in the Global Village.


Selected Bibliography.

Picture Credits.