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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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Visible Signs : An Introduction to Semiotics in the Visual Arts

Fairchild Books, 2016

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... The celebrated David Hockney was threatened with expulsion at around the same time for his refusal to complete (official) written work. Allen Jones fared less well and was expelled from his college. Compare this attitude towards the work...