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Left to Right: The Cultural Shift from Words to Pictures

by David Crow

David Crow studied Communication Design at ManchesterMetropolitan University. He subsequently worked as a designer in London forAssorted iMaGes and as Art Director for Island Records before running his ownconsultancy. As a freelance designer he worked for a range of clients in thecultural sector including Rolling Stones Records, Virgin Records, Phonogram andThe Royal Shakespeare Company. Crow then moved into academia as Head of theDepartment of Graphic Arts at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He was Deanof the School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and is now the UAL's (University of the Arts, London) Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Collegesfor Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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AVA Publishing SA, 2006
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781350096547
  • ISBN:
    978-1-3500-9654-7 (online)

    978-2-9403-7336-9 (paperback)

    978-2-9404-4701-5 (epdf)
  • Edition:
    First Edition
  • Place of Publication:
    Lausanne
  • Published Online:
    2018
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Left to Right: The Cultural Shift from Words to Pictures is an in-depth study of the increasingly visual nature of our culture, and the influence that digital technology has had on the way that we communicate.

It demonstrates that the development of language has gone hand in hand with the development of technology, discussing the challenge posed to alphabetic information by the rapid development of screen-based media over the latter half of the twentieth century.

This title is a detailed discussion of the role design and other creative disciplines have to play for a new image-centric generation.