Book Description: This graphic design compendium distils the essences of 48 design styles, from Victoran to Post-Modern. What does Swiss Art Deco look like? Or Italian Art Noveau? Or De Stijl, Dada or Polish Late Modern? Here the answers to these and a host of other questions. It contains more than 700 selected illustrations ranging from fine art to ephemera, from prints, posters, photographs and book illustrations to teapots, wine lables and shopping bags. Every page brims with distinctive, unusual and stimulating delights, culled from extensive sources all over the world. A graphic design timeline and a bibliography are further features of this book. The result is a colourful, accessible visual history of 150 years of graphic style that will surprise, inform and inspire designers, students and everyone fascinated by the world of graphic design.