Jan Tschichold: posters of the avantgarde

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Birkhäuser, 2007 - Antiques & Collectibles - 237 pages
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Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) was one of the most outstanding and influential graphic artists and typographers of the twentieth century. Throughout his life he stood in the service of print and writing, first as a talented young calligrapher and poster designer, and later as a self-critical typographer. In his posters, he expresses the avant-garde ideas of the Neue Typografie, or New Typography, which were strongly influenced by the Bauhaus. Jan Tschichold is the first book length examination of Tschichold's posters. In addition to the seventy posters he designed himself, the book contains his own collection of posters, with works by Hans Arp, El Lissitzky, L szl Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, and others.

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Contents

salute Jan Tschichold Alston W Purvis
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Posters of the avantgarde Martijn F Le Coultre
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The Jan Tschichold collection
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Alston W. Purvis is an Associate Professor at the Boston University College of Fine Arts (USA) where he serves as Chairman of the Department of Graphic Design.