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Words and buildings: the art and practice of public lettering (Jock Kinneir)

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Editor: Jock Kinneir
Publisher: Architectural Press, London
Publication: 1980, First Edition
Binding: Hardcover, section sewn
Pages: 180
Size: 225 x 285
Text: English

(Preface) 'This book is the first to look critically at that range from the viewpoint of the architect and planner rather than that of the typographer alone. The author, one of Britain's leading graphic designers, uses over 300 photographs and 35 line drawings to illustrate the variety of letterforms and their impact, drawing his examples from all periods of history and from many different cultures. Yet the book is not simply a magnificent survey of the best in public lettering. It also gives practical advice - closely linked to the illustrations - on criteria for the design of the lettering itself, and on the wide variety of materials and methods available, and how to use them successfully. A final chapter shows some examples of truly remarkable lettering which point the way to future developments.'

Condition: Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Ex-libris with ink stamps and label to title page. Rubbing and creasing to dust jacket, extensive sun fading to spine. Light tanning to outer edges of interior pages.

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