Texts on Type: Critical Writings on Typography

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Spanning the 20th century, with emphasis on the 1940s to the present, this collection will be necessary reading for all design students and faculty.

Students and teachers of graphic design will enrich their understanding of 20th century type design and typography with this unique anthology. Contained in this volume are more than 50 important, known and rare texts by critics, historians, and type designers about the history, aesthetics, and practice of type design and typography. An invaluable addition to any school course on type theory and practice, the book contains heretofore unprinted essays by major type masters, including W.A. Dwiggins, Hermann Zapf, and Paul Rand, as well as critical analyses of vintage and contemporary type and type design. A supplement to the successful Looking Closer series, the book specifically pinpoints those texts that will increase the common knowledge of typographic history and criticism. 25 B&W Illustrations

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No designer can ignore the principles of typography, and yet there is hardly any class that provides students with a solid groundwork for it. "Texts on Type" is a powerful springboard for everybody seriously involved in typography, whether from the motion picture, book publishing or fine arts arenas. From typographic conventions and aesthetic standards to the imperatives of legibility and readability, this ingenious reader provides students and professionals alike with the historical and technical framework for great typography.

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Steven Helleris co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His many previous books includeTypographic Universe, New Modernist Type, and Scripts.

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