Treasury of Alphabets and Lettering: A Source Book of the Best Letter Forms of Past and Present for Sign Painters, Graphic Artists, Commercial Artists, Typographers, Printers, Sculptors, Architects and Schools of Art and Design

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Lund Humphries, 1992 - Alphabets - 236 pages

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Contents

Foreword
6
Lettering as a Work of Art
13
The Older Letter Forms
23
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) worked as a typographer and teacher in Germany, Switzerland, and England. He became internationally known in 1925 with the publication of "Elementary Typography", the first statement of constructivist graphic design principles. From 1946 to 1949 he lived in London and oversaw the typographic reform of Penguin Books. Ruari McLean, a Scottish typographer and scholar, is the author of "Jan Tschichold: Typographer" (1975). Robin Kinross is a London typographer and scholar and the author of "Modern Typography: An Introduction" (1993), "Modern Typography: An Essay in Critical History" and coauthor of "Designing Books: Practice and Theory".

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