Modern Typography: An Essay in Critical History / Edition 2

Modern Typography: An Essay in Critical History / Edition 2

by Robin Kinross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0907259189

ISBN-13: 9780907259183

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780907259183
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface & acknowledgements8
1Modern typography13
2Enlightenment origins22
3The nineteenth-century complex34
4Reaction and rebellion45
5Traditional values in a new world54
6New traditionalism64
7Cultures of printing: Germany82
8Cultures of printing: the Low Countries97
9New typography103
10Emigration of the modern120
11Aftermath and renewal135
12Swiss typography146
13Modernity after modernism158
14Examples183
Postscript on reproduction234
15Sources: commentary236
16Sources: bibliography251
Index261

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