Reading and Resource Material

Where possible electronic sources have been included for resource material. In the case of a published text, digitised chapters may be included and are available online at the given URL. Please note that due to copyright restrictions, it is not possible for entire texts to be digitised, therefore university and public libraries are also useful resources. If you find other useful texts be they in print or online, please post them on WebBoard to help build our references.

Andrews, J. 1995, McLuhan Reconsidered– a quality essay and excellent links: (Accessed 16.12.02)
http://www.vispo.com/writings/essays/mcluhana.htm

Barthes, R. 1993, Mythologies, Vintage, London. Available as online as a digitised text (p.109-159):
http://digital.lib.rmit.edu.au/ereserve/notes04/grap2086/31259007035624.pdf

Barthes, R. 1977, ‘The Death of the Author’ in Image Music Text, Fontana, UK, pp142-148. Available online as a digitised text:
http://digital.lib.rmit.edu.au/ereserve/notes04/grap2086/31259007025625.pdf

Barthes, R. 1977, Elements of Semiology, Hill and Wang, New York.

Barthes, R. 1990, Image Music Text, Fontana Press, London.

Barthes, R. 1990, ‘The Photographic Message’ in Image Music Text, Fontana, London, pp15-31.

Barthes, R. 1990, ‘Rhetoric of the Image’ in Image Music Text, Fontana, London, pp32-51.

Barthes, R. 1964, The Elements of Semiology (the first half of The Elements of Semiology is reproduced on this site. Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/fr/barthes.htm

Barthes is one of the subject of John Lechte’s title:
Lechte, John, Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers, London; New York, Routledge 1994.

Baudrillard, J. 1988, ‘Simulacra and Simulations’ in Jean Baudrillard, Selected Writings, Polity Press, Cambridge, pp166-184. Available online as a digitised text:
http://digital.lib.rmit.edu.au/ereserve/notes04/grap2086/31259007071728.pdf

Baudrillard, J. 1988, ‘The Masses’ in Jean Baudrillard, Selected Writings, Polity Press, Cambridge, pp207-219.

Baudrillard, J. 1988, ‘The System of Objects’ in Jean Baudrillard, Selected Writings, Polity Press, Cambridge, pp10-28.

Baudrillard, J. 1988, ‘Symbolic Exchange and Death’ in Jean Baudrillard, Selected Writings, Polity Press, Cambridge, pp119-148.

Baudrillard, J. 1988, ‘The System of Objects’ in Thakara, J. (ed), Design after Modernism, Thames and Hudson, Oxford, pp171-182.

Baudrillard, J. 1996, The System of Objects, Verso, London.

Project Baudrillard – website full of links and articles (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://www.uta.edu/english/cgb/baud.html

Welcome to the World of Jean Baudrillard – a useful summary essay (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://www.csun.edu/~hfspc002/baud/

Birdsall, W.F. ‘The Internet and the Ideology of Information technology’ – interesting article (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://www.isoc.org/isoc/whatis/conferences/inet/96/proceedings/e3/e3_2.htm

Bourdieu, P. 1984, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, Harvard University Press, USA.

Bruinsma, M. 1997, ‘The Diaphanous Machine’ in Eye 26, pp36-43.

Bruinsma, M. 1999, ‘What you see is how you think’ in Eye 31, pp50-55.

Butler, F. 1989, ‘Eating the Image: The Graphic Designer and the Starving Audience’ in Margolin, Victor (ed), Design Discourse, History, Theory, Criticism, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp157-170.

Butler, F. 1993, ‘Reading Outside the Grid: Designers and Society, in Michael Bierut et.al. (eds), Looking Closer, Allworth Press, New York, pp91-96.

Carson, D. and Blackwell, L. 1995, The End of Print, Chronicle Books.

Carson, D. – personal website full of images and information, interviews etc. (Accessed 16.12.02):
http://www.davidcarsondesign.com

Chandler, D. 2001, Semiotics the Basics, Routledge, London. Also available on-line as Chandler, D. 1995, Semiotics for Beginners. (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B/the_book.html

Chandler, D. 2000, Marxist media Theory. Useful general text – follow link (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/marxism/marxism08.html

Cheng, A. 1995, ‘Line’ in Margolin, Victor and Buchanan, Richard (eds), The Idea of Design: A Design Issues Reader, The MIT Press, Massachusetts, pp227-237.

Clifton, R. 2000, The Future of Brands – Twenty-five visions, Macmillan Business/ Interbrand.

Craig, R. ‘Ideological Aspects of Publication Design’ in Design Issues, Vol. VI., No. 2, Spring 1990, pp18-27.

Dyer, G. 1982, ‘Chapter 8: The Rhetoric of Advertising’ in Advertising as Communication, Methuen, London, pp158-182. Available online as a digitised text:
http://digital.lib.rmit.edu.au/ereserve/notes03/grap2087/31259007071645.pdf

Eco, U. 1976, A Theory of Semiotics, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, USA.

Eco, U. 1984, The Role of the Reader, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, USA.

Umberto Eco
http://www.levity.com/corduroy/eco.htm

Ehses, Hanno H.J. 1989, ‘Representing Macbeth: A Case Study in Visual Rhetoric’ in Margolin, Victor (ed), Design Discourse, History, Theory, Criticism, The University of Chicago Press, USA, pp187-197.

Forty, Adrian. 1986, Objects of Desire: Design and Society from Wedgewood to IBM, Pantheon Books, New York.

Foucault, M. 1991, ‘What Is an Author?’ in Mukerji, Chandra and Schudson, Michael (eds), Rethinking Popular Culture, University of California Press, USA, pp446-464.

Michel Foucault on the 'Author Function' excerpts from ‘What is an author?’ (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://www.georgetown.edu/irvinemj/english016/texts/foucault.html

Welcome to the World of Michel Foucault – website with excerpts and links (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://www.csun.edu/~hfspc002/foucault.home.html

Foucault. M. 1969, The Archaeology of Knowledge, Introduction (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/fr/foucaul2.htm

Foucault. M. 1969, The Archaeology of Knowledge, Chapters 1, 2 and 3 (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/fr/foucault.htm

Fry, Tony. 1988, Design History Australia, Hale and Iremonger, Sydney. Available online as a digitised text (p.55-75):
http://digital.lib.rmit.edu.au/ereserve/notes03/grap2087/31259007071686.pdf

Fry, Tony. 1988, ‘2: Looking at Industrial Design: theory and inquiry’ in Design History Australia, Hale and Iremonger, Sydney, pp55-62.

Helfand, J. 1997, ‘Geometry is Never Wrong’ in Eye 24, Vol.6, Spring, pp8-9.

Helfand, J. 1997, ‘Electronic Typography: The New Visual Language’ in Michael Bierut et. al. (ed), Looking Closer 2, Allworth Press, New York, pp49-53.

Helfand, J. 1999, ‘Is the avant-garde lost in space?’ in Eye 31, pp8-9.

Heller, Steven. 1997, ‘Advertising: Mother of Graphic Design’ in Michael Bierut et. al. (ed), Looking Closer 2, Allworth Press, New York, pp112-119.

Illumination - The Critical Theory Website (Accessed 16.12.02):
http://www.uta.edu/huma/illuminations/

Itten, J. 1970, The Elements of Colour, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.

Available online as a digitised text:
http://digital.lib.rmit.edu.au/ereserve/notes03/grap2087/31259007071991.pdf

Kelner, D. Boundaries and Borderlines: Reflections on Jean Baudrillard and Critical Theory (Accessed 16.12.02):
http://www.uta.edu/huma/illuminations/kell2.htm

Kinross, R. 1997, ‘Fellow Readers: Notes on Multiplied Language’ in Michael Bierut et. al. (ed), Looking Closer 2, Allworth Press, New York, pp18-27.

Klein, N. 2001, No Logo, 2nd Edition, Flamingo.

Matson Knapp, P. 2001, Designing Corporate Identity: Graphic Design as a Business Strategy.

McLean, R. 1980, The Thames and Hudson Manual of Typography, Thames and Hudson, London.

For some interesting materials on Marshall McLuhan, look up the Ginko Press site below and follow the links to the MMcL Magazine articles (Accessed 16.12.02):
http://www.gingkopress.com/_cata/_mclu/medimas1.htm

The CIOS McLuhan Website is one of the best web sources of original and other material on McLuhan (Accessed 16.12.02):
http://www.cios.org/encyclopedia/mcluhan/m/m.html

The MCS (Media and Communications Studies) site is full of excellent links on media and McLuhan in particular (Accessed 16.12.02):
http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Sections/influ02.html

Meggs, Phillip B. 1996, Type and Image, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.

Mills, M. 1993, ‘The Layered Vision Thing’ in Michael Bierut et. al. (ed), Looking Closer, Allworth Press, New York, pp129-131.

Mollerup, P. 1997, Marks of Excellence – The history of taxonomy of trademarks, Phaidon Press Ltd, London.

Mukerji, Chandra and Schudson, Michael (eds.). ‘What is an Author?’ Rethinking popular culture :  contemporary perspectives in cultural studies (p.446-464). Berkeley :  University of California Press, 1991. Available online as a digitised text:
http://digital.lib.rmit.edu.au/ereserve/notes03/grap2087/31259007025583.pdf

Ollins,W. 1989, Corporate Identity, making business strategy visible through design, Thames and Hudson, London.

Osborne, Richard, Megawords: 200 terms you really need to know

Allen & Unwin, NSW Australia, 2001

Poynor, R. 1993, ‘Type and Deconstruction in the Digital Era’ in Michael Bierut et. al. (ed), Looking Closer, Allworth Press, New York, pp83-87.

Rhetoric – a homepage to a vast number of relevant links (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://eserver.org/rhetoric/

Rhetoric/Composition and Rhetorical Theory, with journals and discussion groups (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://www.uta.edu/english/V/rhetcomp.html

Silva Rhetoricae – an excellent web resource that lists and defines the different forms of rhetoric (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/silva.htm

Richardson, A. 1993, ‘The Death of the Designer’ in Design Issues, Vol IX, No 2, pp34-43.

Robertson, K. 1994, ‘White Space: When Less Is More’ in Bierut, M. et. al. (eds), Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design, Allworth Press, New York, pp61-65. Available online as a digitised text:
http://digital.lib.rmit.edu.au/ereserve/notes03/grap2087/31259007028496.pdf

Robertson, K. 1995, Extract from Thesis Draft Chapter 2: The Code in Mass Communications, Melbourne, pp 7-26.

Robertson, Keith. ‘What's in a Face?’ from Like Art Magazine, Number 2, March 1997, pp57-60.

Rock, M. 1993, ‘Typefaces are Rich with Gesture and Spirit of their Own Era’ in Michael Bierut et. al. (ed), Looking Closer, Allworth Press, New York, pp122-125.

Spiekermann, E. and Ginger, E.M. 1993, Stop Stealing Sheep & find out how type works, Adobe Press, California.

Tschichold, J. 1991, ‘Consistent Correlation between Book Page and Type Area’ in The Form of the Book, Lund Humphries, London, pp36-62.

Tschichold, J. 1991, The Form of the Book, Lund Humphries, London.

Williams, R. 1961, ‘Introduction’ in Culture and Society, Penguin, London, pp13-19. Available online as a digitised text:
http://digital.lib.rmit.edu.au/ereserve/notes03/grap2087/31259007071918.pdf

Williams, R. 1982, ‘Means of Communication as Means of Production’ in Problems in Materialism and Culture, Verso, London.

Williams, R. 1983, excerpts from Keywords Rev. Ed., Oxford UP, New York, pp87-93 and 236-8. (Accessed 16.12.02):
http://pubpages.unh.edu/~dml3/880williams.htm

Williams, R. 1988, Keywords. Fontana London

Williamson, J. 1978, Decoding Advertisements, Marion Boyars, London. Available online as a digitised text:
http://digital.lib.rmit.edu.au/ereserve/notes03/grap2087/31259007071959.pdf

Williamson, J. 1994, ‘Family, Education, Photography’ in Dirks, Nicholas B. et. al. (eds), CULTURE/POWER/HISTORY: A reader in Contemporary Social Theory, Princeton University Press, Princeton, pp236-244.

The theory of Judith Williamson summarized – The Heriot Watt University (Accessed 12.11.2001):
http://omni.bus.ed.ac.uk/opsman/quality/SEM_black_run_26.htm

Williamson, J. H. 1989, ‘The Grid: History, Use and Meaning’ in Margolin, Victor, Design Discourse, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp171-186.