The New Typography: A Handbook for Modern Designers

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University of California Press, 2006 - Art - 236 pages
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Since its initial publication in Berlin in 1928, Jan Tschichold's The New Typography has been recognized as the definitive treatise on book and graphic design in the machine age. First published in English in 1995, with an excellent introduction by Robin Kinross, this new edition includes a foreword by Rich Hendel, who considers current thinking about Tschichold's life and work.

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User Review  - Ninakix - Goodreads

Interesting explanation of how early modern typographers were thinking about how to use type. Mirrors a lot of architectural thinking of the time, I think. In general, this reminds me a lot of flat design, and this question of what "natural" means in new mediums. Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Beiser - Goodreads

Clearly dated. Tschichold's acting as a partisan here (he later said he regretted his vehemence), and it doesn't age well, but an interesting typographic curiosity. That said, it's not bad, and there's some valuable tidbits. Really more like 3.5 stars. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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 and oversaw the typographic reform of Penguin Books. Ruari McLean, a Scottish typographer and scholar, is the author of Jan Tschichold: Typographer. Robin Kinross is a London typographer. Richard Hendel is Design and Production Manager at University of North Carolina Press.

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