A thorough how-to book that encompasses basic instruction, through an intermediate stage, to a professional level. The book traces the development of letters from Roman capitals to metal type and the type selections shown are the highest quality. The book is both a reference and a practical workbook, giving beginning students the essentials and helping professionals to find good design solutions and create the kind of design that will sell.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
This translation of the sixth edition of Schrift und Scrieben (Fachbuchverlag GmnH Keipzig, 1986) is not a how-to guide to calligraphy but rather a study of the anatomy of letters, typography, and the aesthetics of composition. While the author states that the introductory chapters are focused on the beginner, graphic arts students rather than hobbyists will appreciate the advice on the basic elements of design and the series of artistic exercises. Information for advanced students deals with the development of letters from Roman monumental capitals to 19th-century display styles. Full alphabets are supplied for more than 100 typefaces. For inspiration, numerous applications of type and lettering in the graphic arts, crafts, and architecture are provided. Recommended for specialized collections frequented by art professionals and students.
- Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
(No Available Copies)
If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!Create a Want