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Type: A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles 9783836565882 3
Publisher Language Pages Published Width Height
Taschen EN, DE, FR 720 2022 26 cm 32,50 cm
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For the Love of Letters
A history of fonts and graphic styles from 1628 to 1938

This comprehensive collection 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 catalogues traces the evolution of the printed letter via specimens in roman, italic, bold, semibold, 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 typefaces, with texts by editor Cees de Jong and collector Jan Tholenaar. The second part deals with 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.

Publisher Taschen
Language EN, DE, FR
Pages 720
Published 2022
Width 26 cm
Height 32,50 cm