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Type A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles Vol 1

Type A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles Vol 1

Author: Cees W. de Jong
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Know your type. This is a visual history of fonts and graphic styles: 1628-1938. This book offers a connoisseur's overview of typeface design, exploring the most elegant fonts from the history of publishing. Taken from a distinguished Dutch collection, this exuberant two-volume edition traces the evolution of the printed letter via exquisitely designed catalogs, showing type specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad fonts. Borders, ornaments, initial letters and decorations are also included, along with lithographic examples, letters by signwriters, inscription carvers, and calligraphers. Featuring works by type designers including: William Caslon, Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke, Peter Behrens, Rudolf Koch, Eric Gill, Jan van Krimpen, Paul Renner, Jan Tschichold, A. M. Cassandre, Aldo Novarese, and Adrian Frutiger. In order to accommodate a vast amount of material, we have divided this text into two volumes. The first volume covers pre-20th century typeface specimens, with texts by editor Cees de Jong and collector Jan Tholenaar. The second volume covers the period from 1900 to the mid-20th century, and contains a historical outline by Alston W. Purvis.

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General Fields

  • : 9783836544801
  • : Taschen GmbH
  • : Taschen GmbH
  • : September 2013
  • : 240mm X 305mm
  • : July 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cees W. de Jong
  • : Illustrationsstrations (black and white, and colour)
  • : Paperback
  • : 720