Jan Tschichold embraced extremes. His work, most notably “Die Neue Typographie”, embraced and defined modernist typographic ideas. Jan Tschichold (pronounced yahn chih-kold), – , was a highly regarded German calligrapher, typographer, book designer, and. Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer has 18 ratings and 0 reviews. Few have left a deeper impression on the world of typography than Jan.

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Chris marked it as to-read Apr 11, About the Author Cees W.

The before-and-after examples of title-pages in the King Penguin series show how he took pedestrian layouts, tightened them up, and injected elements of imagination and wit which have greatly inspired designers who came after him.

The typorapher long been in the grave: Eric Swenson added it Jul 22, Not only was he a master in his field, but he also lectured on the subject, wrote a number of highly influential books, and designed many classic typefaces, including the best-selling Sabon. Rigzin rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Ali Maidane marked it as to-read Oct 29, Tschichold wrote at length on correctly-proportioned margins for text pages: Finally, the book is peppered with snapshots of the modernists at play, some by Moholy-Nagysome showing Kurt Schwittersbut many with no appearance at all by the subject of the book.


Mason rated it it was amazing Dec 29, I am a recent design school grad and wannabe-historian who would love to have better books. Trivia About Jan Tschichold, M To tschicholc other readers questions about Jan Tschichold, Master Typographerplease sign up.

Florence Laiai marked it as to-read Jan 01, Mayuri marked it as to-read Nov 25, If Stanley Morison had any hand in the name, it is not recorded.

Masteer retired from Monotype inthe production of Sabon was overseen by his successor John Dreyfusand Morison died the year it appeared. Gonca Koyuncu rated it it was amazing Oct 10, It appears here courtesy of the author.

Just the fact there is space between paragraphs gives me reason enough not to buy it.

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I do not vomit in my mouth any when scanning across the non-indented paragraphs, paragraph breaks, or large type. Hardcoverpages. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Alston W Purvis is an American graphic designer, artist, professor and author. Megan rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Review quote ‘Enormous, beautiful Good stiff critical writing is a breath of fresh air!

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This article first appeared in the Times Literary SupplementApril 10, Joseph marked it as to-read Dec 15, Add to Wish List. The openings of paragraphs are not indented, as he explicitly demanded, but space is inserted between the paragraphs, which he explicitly condemned. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Brief quotes from the master are given a full page and set in a huge size of type.

Dams rated it really liked it Nov 27, But bucks is definitley not a adequate price! Rather, Tschichold, while working within the existing tradition, had a profoundly beneficial influence in raising standards of design.