Texts on Type Critical Writings on Typography

ISBN-10: 1581150822
ISBN-13: 9781581150827
Edition: 2001
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Description: This volume includes 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.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This volume includes 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.

Steven Heller is senior Art Director for the New York Times & author of over seventy books on art, culture, & design. He lives in New York City.

Foreword
Introduction
Aesthetics: On Form and Expression
Found Poetry: The Dude Typographers
Old and New Fashions in Typography
Art in Type Design
The Modern Type Family
An Existential Guide to Type
Criticism: Type as Discourse
A Plea for Authentic Type Design
The Obscene Typography Machine
Type Is Dead: Long Live Type
Designing Hate
A Post-Mortem on Deconstruction?
Rumors of the Death of Typography Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
American Gothic
Anatomy: Understanding Typefaces
Adobe Garamond
Modern Style with a Human Face
Mrs. Eaves
An Examination of Egyptians
Lead Soldiers
Futura
Univers: A New Sans Serif Type by Adrian Frutiger
Sideshows in the Evolution of the Alphabet
The Space Between the Letters
Movement: Defining Modernism
From De Stijl to a New Typography
The New Typography
on typography
The Principles of the New Typography
The Bauhaus Tradition and the New Typography
The Consistency of Jan Tschichold
The Cult of Lower Case
The Philosophy of Modernism in Typography
Why Go Modern
The Good Old Neue Typografie
Typographical Warfare
Zombie Modernism
Practice: How Type Works
First Principles of Typography
Is the Abolishment of Justification Desirable?
Typographic Heresies
Typographical Topography
On the Choice of Typeface
Grid and Design Philosophy
On Classifying Type
Type Is To Read
Typography - "The Eye Is a Creature of Habit"
Reflections: Type and Passion
I Am Type
I Am Type! Revisited
The Dog of Alcibiades
The Trouble with Type
Experiments in Type Design
Electronic Typography
A Face by Any Other Name Is Still My Face: A Tale of Type Piracy
Bad Credit
The Land of Dancing Serifs
The Authors
Acknowledgments
Index

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