Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits by Steven Heller
Today's design landscape is eclectic and confusing - and Stylepedia is the first handy, cross-referenced desk guide to it. In more than 100 illustrated entries, Heller and Fili, the award-winning authors of Euro Deco and numerous other popular design titles, survey the designers, schools, and movements that comprise the practice today. From Agit Retro to Zanol Products Company, these disparate, often unacknowledged, yet influential design strands are valuable tools for designers and design aficionados. Many hundreds of illustrations exemplify the design tropes in lavish color, making this quirky compendium the only one of its kind.