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Jan Tschichold: typographer

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Editor: Ruari McLean
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publication: 1990, Paperback Edition
Binding: Softcover, perfect-bound
Pages: 160
Size: 240 x 240
Text: English
Design: Herbert Spencer

(Summary) 'Jan Tschichold died in 1974. Of the first generation of professional European typographers, he was the most lucid, the most intelligent, and the most influential. Since he wrote in German and few of his many books have been translated into English, there has never been a full understanding in America and Britain of his remarkable ideas. In this new paperback edition, Ruari McLean (whose translation of Tschichold's Typographische Gestal-tung was published as Asymmetric Typography in 1967) traces the typographer's career from his early days in Ger-many, his brief imprisonment by the Nazis and his escape to Switzerland in 1933, up to the year of his death. McLean includes the first full account of what is arguably Tschi-chold's most extraordinary accomplishment, the redesign of the entire output of Penguin Books between 1947 and 1949, at the invitation of Sir Allen Lane.

This profusely illustrated book contains examples of Tschichold's early work that have never appeared before in any English-language publication, and includes the only translations of several of his most important essays. JAN TSCHICHOLD: TYPOGRAPHER is a major study, filled with valuable information, and is crucial to the understanding of this vastly influential typographer and book designer. It remains an indispensable resource for all students of the graphic and typographic arts.'

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing to cover. Light tanning to outer edges.

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