Pioneers of Modern Typography / Edition 2

Pioneers of Modern Typography / Edition 2

by Herbert Spencer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262693038

ISBN-13: 9780262693035

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

Since its first publication in 1969, Pioneers of Modern
Typography
has been the standard guide to the avant-garde origins of modern graphic design and typography. In this essential reference, Herbert Spencer shows how new concepts in graphic design in the early decades of the twentieth century had their roots in the artistic movements of the time in

Overview

Since its first publication in 1969, Pioneers of Modern
Typography
has been the standard guide to the avant-garde origins of modern graphic design and typography. In this essential reference, Herbert Spencer shows how new concepts in graphic design in the early decades of the twentieth century had their roots in the artistic movements of the time in painting, poetry,
and architecture. Spencer examines the "heroic" period of modern design and typography, the beginning of which he traces to the publication in Le Figaro of the
Italian artist Manetti's Futurist manifesto. He discusses the work of such
"pioneers" as El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. He examines the artistic background of the new concepts in graphic design, and traces the influences of futurism, Dadaism, de Stijl, suprematism, constructivism, and the
Bauhaus. His text is profusely illustrated with examples of the new typography,
shown in genres that range from posters and magazine covers to Apollinaire's
"figurative poetry."

This revised edition, which follows the revised and redesigned edition of 1983, includes a foreword by design critic Rick
Poyner that discusses the important contributions to the history of graphic design made by Herbert Spencer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262693035
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
revised edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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