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Paul Renner: the art of typography

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Editor(s): Christopher Burke
Publisher: Hyphen Press, London
Publication: 1998, First Edition
Binding: Softcover, section sewn
Pages: 222
Size: 170 x 240
Text: English

'The work and life of this German type and book-designer are, for the first time, presented at length and with full historical documentation. Renner lived through the first half of the twentieth century, and this book is, in effect, a history of typography in Germany in those years. It also speaks to present concerns in design, and especially to the search for a rationality deeper than one of easy rules of style.'

(Synopsis) 'German culture in the twentieth century moved quickly and intensely, bound up with the politics of the country. Paul Renner (1878–1956) lived and worked through constituent episodes of this history, both embodying the patterns of his times and providing a critical commentary on them. In this book Christopher Burke provides the first extended account of an essential and still underrated figure.' (Source)

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Slight rubbing to covers. Small stain to first end page. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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