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Author Robin Kinross
Language English
Pages 270
Size 21 × 12,5 cm
Publisher Éditions B42
ISBN 978 2 490077 17 5
Binding sewn paperback
Availability 15
This is a 2019 reprint of the book first published in 1992. Kinross presents convincing arguments that ‘modern typography’ is more than just a modernism of style. Rather it is the attempt to work in the spirit of rationality, for clear and open communication. The opening chapters discuss the period around 1700 when typography separated from printing, and formed a distinct discipline. Other chapters follow trace the history of typography up to the present moment. Besides the discussion of developments in the UK, the USA and Western Europe, Kinross provides concise accounts of modernist typography in Central Europe between the wars and in Switzerland in the 1950s and 1960s. Typography, in this book is considered in the light of the social, political and technical changes of the recent period. The book concludes with a critical discussion of the literature of typographic history, and a full bibliography.
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Fourth issue of Back Cover, a bilingual French graphic design magazine. In this issue: A Conversation with Karel Martens, Wim Crouwel, Joost Hochuli, and more.
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A concise yet rich discussion of all the small things that enhance the legibility of texts. A guide to micro-typography considering all text situations.