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Active Literature

Jan Tschichold and New Typography
Hyphen Press

By Christopher Burke

8-3/10 x 10-3/4 in; 336 pp;
700 color images
Hardcover
January 2008
ISBN 9780907259329
ISBN10 0907259324

SKU# 9780907259329

$60.00
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Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) is considered by many to be the most influential typographer of the twentieth century. A leading voice of the modernist movement, Tschichold oversaw the redesign of the Penguin and Pelican paperbacks in the late 1940s and devise...
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Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) is considered by many to be the most influential typographer of the twentieth century. A leading voice of the modernist movement, Tschichold oversaw the redesign of the Penguin and Pelican paperbacks in the late 1940s and devised for them a standardized set of typographic rules. The classical type designs of his late career qualify him as perhaps the first typographic postmodernist. Active Literature, an in-depth study of Jan Tschichold's modernist period, is based on extensive archival research that uncovered a wealth of new photographs of his design work. Author Christopher Burke presents a full portrait of the designer's career and puts into context Tschichold's own account of his life and work.

 

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8-3/10 x 10-3/4 in; 336 pp;
700 color images
Hardcover
January 2008
ISBN 9780907259329
ISBN10 0907259324
Christopher Burke is a type designer, typographer, and the author of Paul Renner: The Art of Typography.