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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Description Few have left a deeper impression on the world of typography than Jan Tschicholdone of the most outstanding and influential designers of the 20th century.

Thank you for giving us this intelligent and thoughtful look at the book, and by implication, the contemporary publishing business. 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.

Hopefully this lack of thorough research is not an accelerating trend in literature. Contents List Introduction by Cees W.

Anna marked it as to-read Dec 01, I am a recent design school grad and wannabe-historian who would love to have better books. Glad I saw this. Lavish illustrations – archive photographs, many published here for the first time, as well as copious examples of Tschichold’s work – accompany the text, confirming that Tschichold’s heritage lives on in the digital typographee, and proving that he is amongst the greatest typographic designers ever.


Table of contents Introduction by Cees W. Thanks for the review! His Rampant Lions Press ceased printing at the end of This substantial volume places Tschichold’s vision firmly in the rich cultural and historical context of his era. Miguel Amaral marked it as to-read Oct 23, I do not vomit in my mouth any when scanning across the non-indented paragraphs, paragraph breaks, or large typogralher.

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Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer: His Life, Work and Legacy

Jackie rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Previous Icons of Graphic Design. Mantas marked it as to-read Jan 21, Rigzin rated it it was amazing Feb 06, The openings of paragraphs are not indented, as he explicitly demanded, but space is inserted between the paragraphs, which he explicitly condemned.

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