Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic StylesHardcover, 9.8 x 12.5 in., 7.30 lb, 720 pages80Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles80
For the Love of Letters
A history of fonts and graphic styles from 1628 to 1938
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.
The authors and editors
Alston W. Purvis is professor of the visual arts division of the School of Arts at Boston University, USA. He is also the author of many books on graphic design.
Cees W. de Jong is a designer and publisher based in Naarden, the Netherlands. He has published numerous books on design, architecture, art and graphic design, and is now working as a design/publishing consultant and author.
Jan Tholenaar was a collector of the printed letter in all its various incarnations; especially in the form of design catalogs and specimen books. He lived in Amsterdam, where he passed away in 2009.
Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic StylesHardcover, 25 x 31.7 cm, 3.31 kg, 720 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-6588-2Edition: English, French, German