The History of Visual Communication

This website, which contains the material of the course VA312, taught at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey; attempts to walk you through the long and diverse history of a particular aspect of human endeavour: The translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication.

It talks about:

  1. Rocks and Caves
  2. Ideograms
  3. The Alphabet
  4. The Art of the Book
  5. The Printing Press
  6. The Masters of Type
  7. Breaking the Grid
  8. The Avantgarde
  9. The Modernists
  10. The Computer

The History of Visual Communication