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by Robert Bringhurst,Jan Tschichold

eBook The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design epub
  • ISBN: 0881790346
  • Author: Robert Bringhurst,Jan Tschichold
  • Genre: Photography
  • Subcategory: Graphic Design
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hartley & Marks; 1st edition (September 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • ePUB size: 1316 kb
  • FB2 size 1687 kb
  • Formats mbr lrf lit mobi


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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First edition in English, translated from the German first edition of 1975 by Hajo Hadeler. This edition contains an introduction by Robert Bringhurst. Illustrated. Minor wear along edges of jacket. xviii, 182, 2 pages. cloth, dust jacket.. small 8vo..
Comments: (6)
JOIN
there is little to say other than the fact that this book is essential reading for all current and aspiring book designers. Tschichold's views seem limiting at first, but his knowledge is based on years of careful research into the basis of our written culture. many will choose to deviate from his instruction in small or great ways, but to practice the craft of book typography (or typography in general) without this information would be unwise.
Made-with-Love
I used this book extensively when designing my own book, Treasure of Shabbat: An Illuminated Guide to the Shabbat Table Experience. It was very helpful.
Garr
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. A few of the ideas presented in the essays may indeed be outdated now (due mainly to the economic freedoms in modern digital design), but they are few and are still important from an historical persective. Folloowing the rules of design presented here will help ensure a well designed book that does not detract from the contents in any way and best serves to allow that content to speak for itself. Even if you want to always break the rules of design, isn't it better to understand why and how those rules came to be? Of interesting note is that Jan himself was in his youth a radical rulebreaker in his designs, but he learned when it was best to work inside and outside the rules to present the best effect, his design legacy shows how effective he was, and how influencial he remains to this day.
Grokinos
Neither my business nor interests is related to design in any way. I bought it quite simply because the book oozes quality.

Mr Tschichold discusses in this work what's "beautiful" for a book. When the demonstrated result made ME, who has no interest in design, pull it off the shelf and pay the hefty price to own a copy, the author has kept his word.
Broadraven
For those who work in design, or those who just love books, Tschichold's work is a must-have. It'll cause you to re-evaluate your own work - and it will also let you look at the books your reads with a new appreciation. The book itself is well-designed, too... as one might expect!
Gri
The views are a little old fashioned for me. 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. There is no room whatsoever for creativity in book design in his view, instead all books must follow his design.
Useful for reminding us of some of the core principles of typography and book design, but if all publishers agreed with the author's views, the book world would be a very boring place. I would like to see a debate between Jan Tschichold and David Carson!!
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