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Jan Tschichold embraced extremes. His work, most notably “Die Neue Typographie”, embraced and defined modernist typographic ideas. Jan Tschichold (pronounced yahn chih-kold), – , was a highly regarded German calligrapher, typographer, book designer, and. Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer has 18 ratings and 0 reviews. Few have left a deeper impression on the world of typography than Jan.

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This book is not yet tylographer on Listopia. Iancu Barbarasa added it Feb 24, Thank you for this review. Sebastian Carter is a typographical historian, and the European editor of Parenthesisthe journal of the Fine Press Book Association. Matthew marked it as to-read Sep 09, The captions of both editions have the title spelled in the Dutch manner with an f instead of ph.

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Not only was he a master typographed his field, but he wrote a number of highly influential books and became instrumental in promoting the modernist design strategy called the New Typography. Lawrence marked it as to-read Aug 10, He retired from Monotype inthe production of Sabon was overseen by his successor John Dreyfusand Morison died the year it appeared. In his introduction, Cees W. Fifteen spreads, and the jacket and the binding are shown, followed by fifteen more spreads of the Dutch edition, which includes a duplicate of one of the German ones.


Few have left a deeper impression on the world of typography than Jan Tschichold, one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the 20th century.

Jan Tschichold — Master Typographer : Design Observer

About typographrr Author Cees W. Good stiff critical writing is a breath of fresh air! With Sabon, Tschichold returned to the traditional and symmetrical typography that he had so vehemently rejected a decade earlier. David Hall rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Comments [10] I had a look at this book yesterday at a design exhibition.

Jan Tschichold — Master Typographer

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Lists with This Book. The most extreme case is that of Typographische Gestaltung. Table of contents Introduction by Cees W. The Best Books of Jett rated it really liked it Apr 30, I do not vomit in my mouth any when scanning across the non-indented paragraphs, paragraph breaks, or large type.

Jan Tschichold – Master Typographer

Halvor Bodin added it Jan 28, Anna marked it as to-read Dec msater, He is the most important author in the Netherlands of books in the field of posters.


It’s fine on a webpage, but in print it looks terrible. Here the brief discussion in the text comes 75 pages before the copious illustration. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Isaac marked it as to-read May 08, Glad I saw this. There is a welcome series jah illustrations of the manual Eine Stunde Druckgestaltungshowing the cover, seven spreads, and even the order form.

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