This collection of 23 essays on book design and typography should be read at least once by all typographers and students of design. Mr Tschichold is very much of the old school
This collection of 23 essays on book design and typography should be read at least once by all typographers and students of design. Written over a period spanning 42 years, these essays cover many aspects of typography from paper color to tight typesetting to page proportions. Mr Tschichold is very much of the old school. He expounds many "rules" of book design, but most of these are his personal taste, and are presented in a high-handed, dictatorial, and condescending tone.
This collection of 23 essays on book design and typography should be read at least once by all typographers and students of design. The views are a little old fashioned for me.
Robert Bringhurst was born October 16, 1946, in the ghetto . His book, The Elements of Typographic Style is considered a standard text in its field, and Black Canoe is one of the classics in the field of Native American art history.
Robert Bringhurst was born October 16, 1946, in the ghetto of South Central Los Angeles and raised in the mountain and desert country of Alberta, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and British Columbia.
Jan Tschichold, The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design, 1991. Bill Reid, Solitary Raven: The Essential Writings, 2000; 2nd e. 2009. Carving the Elements: A Companion to the Fragments of Parmenides, 2004. François Mandeville, This Is What They Say, translated from Chipewyan by Ron Scollon, 2009. Kay Amert, The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris, 2012.
Jan Tschichold on the form of the book . Essays on the morality of good design.
Jan Tschichold on the form of the book: typography is certainly the most brittle of all the arts. To create a whole from many petrified, disconnected and given parts, to make this whole appear alive and of a piece only sculpture in stone approaches the unyielding stiffness of perfect typography. Lund Humphries LONDON. First published in Great Britain in 1991 by Lund Humphries Pubishers 16 Pembridge Road, London N W I I 9NN. All rights reserved.
Form of the Book book. It belongs alongside works such as Robert Bringhurst’s Elements of Typographic Style as a modern classic. This book is a collection of Tschichold's essays that were written between the 1930s up to the 1970s; originally written in German I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who was considering studying typography and book design. Whist some of the methods in book production are obviously outdated, there are parts that are still very current and should be taken into consideration by modern designers.
This canon was popularized by Jan Tschichold in his book The Form of the Book. The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design. ISBN 978-0-88179-116-7.
Online version: Tschichold, Jan, 1902-1974. Hartley & Marks, 1991 (OCoLC)645730165. All Authors, Contributors: Jan Tschichold. Find more information about: Jan Tschichold.
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