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The New Typography

The New Typography

Paperback Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism (Paperback)

By (author) Jan Tschichold, Translated by Ruari McLean, Introduction by Robin Kinross, Foreword by Richard Hendel

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 286 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 213mm x 18mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520250125
  • ISBN 13: 9780520250123
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 110 b/w illustrations, 38 three-color illustrations
  • Sales rank: 53,271

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Since its initial publication in Berlin in 1928, Jan Tschichold's "The New Typography" has been recognized as the definitive treatise on book and graphic design in the machine age. First published in English in 1995, with an excellent introduction by Robin Kinross, this new edition includes a foreword by Rich Hendel, who considers current thinking about Tschichold's life and work.

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Author information

Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) worked as a typographer and teacher in Germany, Switzerland, and England. He became internationally known in 1925 with the publication of Elementary Typography and oversaw the typographic reform of Penguin Books. Ruari McLean, a Scottish typographer and scholar, is the author of Jan Tschichold: Typographer. Robin Kinross is a London typographer. Richard Hendel is Design and Production Manager at University of North Carolina Press.

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"Probably the most important work on typography and graphic design in the twentieth century." - Carl Zahn, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston "If you're interested in design and typography, you should buy this book...it's still one of the best typographic how-to books we have." - Adobe Magazine "A comprehensive, practical handbook to guide the typographer.... The tone, here, is that of a master craftsman; practical and informative, it neither avoids detail nor loses sight of broad principles." - Times Literary Supplement "The book is as well worth reading today as it ever was.... Tschichold's lucid writing makes his words timeless." - Photography Annual "An essential text for understanding contemporary trends in visual communication." - Choice "Lucid, logical, impassioned, and challenging." - Journal of Graphic Design"

Table of contents

Translator's Foreword Ruari McLean Introduction to the English-Language Edition Robin Kinross Foreword to the 2006 Edition Richard Hendel The New Typography