Designing books: practice and theory
Now available in paper, this newly revised and expanded classic in book design argues for a non-dogmatic approach, one open to both traditional and modern, and symmetrical and asymmetrical, solutions. A survey of Jost Hochuli's own work as a book designer featuring pages from a career of over 30 years is shown, along with detailed comments by noted designer and critic Robin Kinross. "Hochuli has achieved his standing without any fuss, programme or manifesto, by sheer talent and persistence. As a designer, his main concern is to work out individual solutions for individual books. This books is sure to help anyone who is seeking to develop a considered attitude towards the design and production of the book as a codex. The use of the individual's own understanding is at the core of Hochuli's practice and theory." Fernand Baudin, Logos
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Adrian Frutiger Agfa Compugraphic asymmetric typography axis Basel Berlin Bible bibliophile books binding book designer book of information book typography Buch captions colour Compugraphic Trump contents list Designed by Max Designing books Deutscher Werkbund division of page double-page spread Emil Ruder Ernst Ziegler example format function GENERATIO SPONTANEA Gottfried Keller graphic grid Gutenberg head Heinrich Fichtenau Heinz Edelmann Illustrated and designed jacket Jahie Jahn ah Jan Tschichold John Ryder Jost Hochuli Kalze Karl Gerstner main text material Max Bill Max Caflisch monatsblatter monatsblatter Monotype notes peiehe Peter Rollin photographs placed printed paper published reproduction Rudolf Hostettler Saddle-stitched booklet schaft Seuss space spine St.Gallen symmetry Teufen text area text column text typeface theoretician tion title pages Trump Mediaeval typeface typo Typotron series vertical VGS Verlags VGS Verlagsgemeinschaft Viesel Wasser width Zurich