Modern Typography: An Essay in Critical History / Edition 2

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Overview

Modern Typography, 2nd Edition is a completely updated and revised edition of Robin Kinross's classic survey of European and North American typography since 1700, first published in 1992. In addition to numerous new illustrations and revised text, Modern Typography has been re-scaled to a new, convenient pocket format. Kinross's overview breaks ground by focusing on the history of typography as an intricate web of social, technical, and material processes, rather than a parade of typeface styles. Eye magazine calls Modern Typography the book that tells "how modern typography got to be the way it is." Together, Kinross's clear, concise writing combined with his extensive knowledge of the history of typography create a gold standard for how design history ought to be written.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780907259183
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 838,641
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Kinross is Publisher of Hyphen Press. He lives in London.

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Table of Contents

Preface & acknowledgements 8
1 Modern typography 13
2 Enlightenment origins 22
3 The nineteenth-century complex 34
4 Reaction and rebellion 45
5 Traditional values in a new world 54
6 New traditionalism 64
7 Cultures of printing: Germany 82
8 Cultures of printing: the Low Countries 97
9 New typography 103
10 Emigration of the modern 120
11 Aftermath and renewal 135
12 Swiss typography 146
13 Modernity after modernism 158
14 Examples 183
Postscript on reproduction 234
15 Sources: commentary 236
16 Sources: bibliography 251
Index 261
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