A History of Graphic Design
by Philip M. Meggs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 3 edition (September 9, 1998)
ISBN: 0471291986
A significant attempt at a comprehensive history of graphic design. The first book to comprehensively document the subject.

Twentieth Century Design
by Jonathan Woodham
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (May 1, 1997)
ISBN: 0192842471
Twentieth Century Design has now sold 39,000 copies worldwide and is currently being translated for publication in South Korean in 2005.

Graphic Design History
by Steven Heller
Publisher: Allworth Press (June 2001)
ISBN: 1581150946
Collection of previously published essays by some of the leading writers and historians in graphic design helps to define the historic role of graphic design in our culture.

Graphic Design Time Line: A Century of Design Milestones
by Steven Heller
Publisher: Allworth Press (September 1, 2000)
ISBN: 1581150644
Desk reference, providing answers to questions such as when a style or technology was invented, when a designer was born or died, when an influential work was created, when a movement began, and when a school was founded.