Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles

Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles

Cees de Jong / Sep 17, 2019

Type A Visual History of Typefaces Graphic Styles strong Know your type A history of fonts and graphic styles from to This compact yet comprehensive book offers a thorough overview of typeface design from to the mid th century Derived

  • Title: Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles
  • Author: Cees de Jong
  • ISBN: 3836520303
  • Page: 193
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  • strong Know your type A history of fonts and graphic styles from 1628 to 1938This compact yet comprehensive book offers a thorough overview of typeface design from 1628 to the mid 20th century Derived from a distinguished Dutch collection, a series of exquisitely designed catalogs trace the evolution of the printed letter via specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi bold, narrow, and broad fonts Borders, ornaments, initial letters, and decorations are also included, along with lithographic examples, letters by sign writers, inscription carvers, and calligraphers.The first part of the book covers pre 20th century typeface, with texts by editor Cees de Jong and collector Jan Tholenaar The second part covers the period from 1900 to the mid 20th century, and contains a historical outline by Alston W Purvis Featured type designers include William Caslon, Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke, Peter Behrens, Rudolf Koch, Eric Gill, Jan van Krimpen, Paul Renner, Jan Tschichold, A M Cassandre, Aldo Novarese, and Adrian Frutiger.About the series Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open minded publishing Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworms delight never bore, always excite

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    298 Comments

    1. Diese illustrierte Geschichte der Schriftarten und Stile bietet einfach alles, was Typo-Liebhaber von einem solchen Werk erwarten. Die Auswahl ist überbordend, das Layout luftig und der Druck perfekt. Bei der Einbettung der in drei Sprachen übersetzten Texte hält sich der Verlag an das bewährte Konzept, die englische, französische und deutsche Version mit unterschiedlichem Bildmaterial aufzulockern.Die spannende und informative Einleitung mit dem Titel „Die ideal Schrift“ verfasste Cees [...]


    2. If you're a typography aficionado, this is a wonderful set to add to your collection. The publisher is Taschen and there is a good showcase of modern typographic specimens by German foundries in the 2nd vol.*Please note that the 2 volumes cover western typography from 1628-1938 only. You would have to get other works to cover contemporary typographic designs and developments. Again, this set serve as a visual reference with rare, vintage samples rather than an academic tome with in depth scholar [...]


    3. A remarkable duo of books with some truly amazing Type specimens. Overall an extremely nice publication but hardly a "Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles" as the title boldly claims. The format is somehow confusing: the reader is left alone wandering in the - utterly amazing - ocean of specimens from a private collection. A truly enjoyable experience for a type enthusiast but most definitely it is not not a scholarly crafted book about the visual history of type (eg. very different fr [...]


    4. This book is an incredible resource, and absolutely worth investing in. I wish I knew before ordering, this specific version is two softcover books that are wrapped in a semi-hard sleeve. I plan to keep these as a treasure in my library, and would have spent more on the proper hardcover had I known. Otherwise, I 100% recommend this set.


    5. These books are both educational and inspiring. It includes mostly type setting images of various eras with the occasional description thrown in on certain pieces.



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