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

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Editor: Jock Kinneir
Publisher: The Architectural Press, London
Publication: 1980, First Edition
Binding: Case-bound
Pages: 190
Size: 225 x 285mm
Text: English

A fascinating look at the 'art and practice of public lettering', richly illustrated with b/w photographs organised into four sections: Background, Criteria, Practice and Mise-en-scène; with bibliography.

'Among the founding figures of graphic design in Britain, Jock Kinneir was both typical and exceptional. Like other designers of this generation he went through art school, started out as a commercial artist, experienced several life-changing years in the armed forces during the Second World War, and then engaged in graphic design as a way of applying his visual and human skills in a society of scarcity and reconstruction, subsequently a society of growing prosperity and affluence. Yet Kinneir was also a unique, perhaps idiosyncratic figure: a man who thought from first principles with a natural intelligence, whose designing instincts ranged far beyond graphics.' (Source)

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show light shelf ware consistent with age. Slight rubbing to covers. Minus DJ. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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