Table of contents for Looking closer. 5, Critical writings on graphic design / [edited by] Steven Heller, Michael Bierut, William Drenttel.

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Introduction by Steven Heller
Section I: Graphic Design as System
The Grand Unified Theory of Nothing: Design, the Cult of Science, and the Lure of Big Ideas
Randy Nakamura
Towards Critical Autonomy, or Can Graphic Design Save Itself?
Andrew Blauvelt
Method Designing: The Paradox of Modern Design Education
Jessica Helfand
Painting the World Pink
William Owen and Fenella Collingridge
Default Systems Design
A Discussion with Rob Giampietro about Guilt and Loss in Graphic Design
Rudy VanderLans
The Birth of a User 
Ellen Lupton
Quantum Leap: Beyond Literal Materiality 
Johanna Drucker
From the (a) Trivial to the (b) Deadly Serious, Lists Dominate Visual Culture
Alice Twemlow
Section II: Graphic Design as Culture
The Beauty Part
Rick Poynor
The Image Culture
Christine Rosen
Thinking Inside the Box: Aspen Revisited
Emily King
Where the Girls Go
Maud Lavin
Graphic Design in the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art
Paola Antonelli
American Mutt
David Barringer
Section III: Graphic Design as Fashion
The Decriminalization of Ornament
Alice Twemlow
Style Is Not a Four Letter Word
Mr. Keedy
Not Your Grandparent's Clenched Fist
Phil Patton
The Shock of the Old: Rethinking Nostalgia
Jessica Helfand
Crimes Against Typography: The Case of Avant Garde
Steven Heller
Section IV: Graphic Design as Politics
A President and His Dog
Karrie Jacobs
The Citizen Designer 
Victor Margolin 
Where Public Meets Private: The Los Angeles Woman's Building
Teal Triggs
Fighting the Image Wars
Steven Heller
Human Dignity and Human Rights: Thoughts on the Principles of Human-Centered Design
Richard Buchanan 
Since Then
Milton Glaser
Raging Bull
Rick Poynor
Castles Made of Sand
Lorraine Wild
My Country Is Not a Brand
William Drenttel
Section V: Graphic Design as Passion
The Cult of Graphic Design 
Adrian Shaughnessy
Graphic Fantasies:
Reflections in the Glass Ceiling
Véronique Vienne
Experimental typography. Whatever that means
Peter Bilak
Design as Religion
Nick Currie
Designing Under the Influence 
Michael Bierut
Part Notes
Rob Giampietro 
Design Out of Bounds? 
Dan Nadel
Designing the Real World
Al Robertson
Innovation and Restraint:
The Book Designs of Richard Eckersley
Roy R. Behrens
Section VI: Graphic Design as Idea
Dumb Ideas
Mr. Keedy 
Wonders Revealed: Design and Faux Science
Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel
Ed Words: Ruscha in Print
Michael Dooley
Denise Gonzales Crisp, Kali Nikitas, Louise Sandhaus
Visitations Revisited
Rudy VanderLans
Why Designers Can Think 
Ralph Caplan
Mad Dutch Disease: Ten Proposals for a Lecture on Dutch Design
Michael Rock

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Commercial art.
Graphic arts.