Treasury of Alphabets & Lettering
By (author) Jan Tschichold
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Treasury of Alphabets & Lettering by Jan Tschichold
Book DescriptionThe introductory text provides a perceptive analysis of letter forms. Tschichold discusses lettering as a work of art, good and bad letters, older and recent letter forms, the use of capital and lower-case letters, word spacing, line spacing, the selection of appropriate letter styles, and the layout of groups of letters and signs. The type specimens are handsomely reproduced, most in their original size. Every alphabet was specially arranged by Tschichold, and forms a well-balanced graphic design. Many of the outstanding historical sources appear better here than in the often poorly printed originals. The book is identical to the original edition, first published in 1966, with a new introduction by designer and writer Ben Rosen.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393701975
(310mm x 208mm x 17mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 17-May-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jan Tschichold
New Typography, Paperback (September 2006)» View all books by Jan Tschichold
First published in English in 1995, with an introduction by Robin Kinross, this edition includes a foreword by Rich Hendel, who considers the contemporary thinking about Tschichold's life and work.
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