Designing Books.

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Creator

Jan Tschichold

Title

Designing Books.

Publisher

Wittenborn, Schultz, Inc.

Date

[n.d.]

Coverage

New York

Subject

Folio

Description

Early in his career, Jan Tschichold was a proponent of the extremely radical typographic style – using sans serif typefaces, always in asymmetric arrangements – most often associated with the Bauhaus, though Tschichold was never a member of that school. Sometime in the 1930s, Tschichold made a radical about-face, becoming a resolutely traditional designer working almost exclusively in the classical style. This volume contains a valuable essay on planning a book, together with 58 color plates displaying Tschichold’s work from 1939 to 1949 in his classical style, without an asymmetric layout in sight!

Relation

LENDER: Jerry Kelly