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McVarish, Emily

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Works: 42 works in 82 publications in 3 languages and 1,046 library holdings
Genres: History  Artists' books  Visual poetry  Concrete poetry 
Roles: Author, Printer, Illustrator
Classifications: NC998, 760.09
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Graphic design history : a critical guide by Johanna Drucker( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Graphic Design History' traces the social and cultural role of visual communication from prehistory to the present, connecting what designers do every day to a history of innovative graphic forms and effects. It offers a unique and exciting set of critical lenses for thinking about the cultural purpose and historical dimensions of the graphic designer's work, placing emphasis on the relevance of the history to the practices of designers today. Designed by the authors, the book is beautiful, spacious, and elegant. Clearly organized into three content-rich layers, it is informative yet lively and driven by ideas that offer ways of thinking about graphic design from a wealth of historical examples
Was here by Emily McVarish( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flicker by Emily McVarish( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The square by Emily McVarish( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Into screen-studded, phone-riddled public space, The square introduces a figure intent on capturing an everyday scene. Among the vacuums of telepresence and dislocations of real-time, in the face of a multiplied oblivion of setting, this allegorizing figure counts on material detail to sum up a whole for which it will come to stand. Yet the moment will not be framed as such. Even within the grid of the daily, everything marks its own time. The resulting composition is not an image but a score."--Granarybooks.com
Collective memory by Norma Cole( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thousand several by Emily McVarish( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Thousand Several describes the profusion and dispersion that result from cuts: the cut of a cellphone call into social space, the cut away from that space in the ensuing conversation, the cut that every edit of attention makes. A Thousand Several draws an analogy between the uncollectible crowd that peoples a wireless sidewalk and the interrupted point of view of a pain-averse individual, who cuts off reminders of loss only to find them scattered for future ambush by this severance."--Granarybooks.com
Quickstead by Emily McVarish( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quickstead is about temporary space-making in cities. It notes the decline of planning and permanence in public space and commercial enterprise and celebrates the relative spontaneity and low impact of pop-up stores, parking space 'parklets, ' and Twitter-swarmed food trucks. The urban cyclist is the mascot of Quickstead's sense of possibility"--Adapted from publisher's description
Last year at Kew Gardens by Emily McVarish( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Last Year at Kew Gardens is composed of words lifted from an 1858 guide to Kew Gardens and a 1961 screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet. Intercutting moments of inner life with global news headlines, the text attempts to track the phenomenology of media consumption and grasp how individuals metabolize world events. The book borrows its sweeping approach and contrasting scales from the tradition of the "world landscape" (Weltlandschaft). It uses the "language of cinema" to position subjectivity and the microcosm of a botanical garden to relate devastating personal experiences to the apocalyptic implications of climatic, economic, and political trends."--Granarybooks.com
Lessons of darkness by Emily McVarish( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lessons of Darkness is inspired by the French baroque musical genre leçons de ténèbres. These settings of the Lamentations were performed during Holy Week on the days separating the commemoration of Christ's death from the celebration of his resurrection. During tenebrae services, candles were progressively extinguished, leaving the church and its attendants in darkness. The book's themes stem from a sense of antithesis between the contemplative quality and function of this music on the one hand and the habits of contemporary interactivity on the other. A reflective experience of darkness (incalculable loss, unknowable death, unknowing, in general) is more or less what we avoid when we check our phones. The book recasts darkness as devicelessness and stages an attempt to face what an absence of interactivity might reveal. The text's composition is based on syllabic schemes and typographic settings derived from the phrasing of extended melismas on the letters of the Hebrew alphabet that introduce sections of François Couperin's Leçons de Ténèbres. Couperin's three lessons and their fourteen parts structure the book. Pitch positions and bar lines combine with grained blocks to score its pages. Fragments of a city map and urban imagery punctuate and at times submerge the spaces created by these overlapping grids. Distinctions in typographic color mark Couperin's doubling and intertwining of voices in the third section. The entire text runs in a single line along the bottom of the book's pages as a subtitle to its musical settings."--Granary Books website (viewed October 7, 2016)
Moment & momentum : seeing time in 19th century photography by Emily Wolff( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wards of obsolescence by Emily McVarish( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eclipse by Emily McVarish( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felicity supplied the luxury by Emily McVarish( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The details were at the far end by Emily McVarish( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presswork, March 16-April 3, 1993 : text and clippings by Emily McVarish( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the air by Emily McVarish( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'S by Emily McVarish( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving platforms by Emily McVarish( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ping mian she ji shi : Yi bu pi pan xing de yao lan = Graphic design history by Johanna Drucker( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi cong zuo zhe zuo wei yi shu jia he jiao shi de shi jian zhong si kao fa zhan er lai,Shi jian kua du shi cong shi qian shi qi dao xian jin ge lei ping mian she ji si chao.Cong shi qian shi qi dao zao qi shu xie dao shi ping mian she ji de quan qiu hua,Zuo zhe xiang wo men yan shi le ping mian she ji de zhei yang yi ge fa zhan li cheng.Quan shu zhi zai ti gong ji ben de jian jie he guan nian,Xiang xi de tao lun,Li shi bi zhao he ji shu bei jing
[Nightwire] by Emily McVarish( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Graphic design history : a critical guide
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Emily McVarish American writer, designer, book artist and associate professor at California College of the Arts

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