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Isotype : Design and Contexts 1925-1971 - Christopher Burke


Design and Contexts 1925-1971


Published: 10th December 2013
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Austrian sociologist Otto Neurath developed the Isotype system of pictograms in the early 1930s as a way to communicate complex information in visual form. Appearing in a variety of media, including books, posters, and films, it was designed to inform ordinary citizens about their place in the world. Isotype is the first comprehensive account of this seminal movement in the history of visual communication. Featuring new research, including previously unseen visual material, this long-overdue account traces the development of the Isotype system from its birth in prewar Vienna, through a wartime shift of production to the Netherlands, and finally to 1940s England, where the Isotype Institute continued to produce work until 1971. Isotype documents the visual system's worldwide influence, including its educational uses by the United States, Soviet Russia, and Africa.

ISBN: 9780907259473
ISBN-10: 0907259472
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 10th December 2013
Publisher: Hyphen Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.0 x 24.0  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.27