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LetterScapes : a global survey of typographic installations

Author: Anna Saccani
Publisher: London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2013.
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"This volume is an exploration of typographical installations created between the mid-twentieth century and the present day, selected from the most important works throughout the world."--Introduction.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Saccani
ISBN: 9780500241431 0500241430
OCLC Number: 813933924
Description: 351 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Reading by the sea : foreword / Leonardo Sonnoli --
Introduction --
Projects. Hangul Gate / Ahn Sang-soo --
Marion Cultural Centre / Ashton Raggatt McDougall --
Museum-Monument to the Deportee for Political and Racial Reasons / BBPR --
Bàrcino ; Transitable Visual Poem ; Visual Poem for a Facade / Joan Brossa --
British Library Gates / Cardozo Kindersley Workshop --
Nearamnew / Paul Carter --
Bankside Signage System / Caruso St John --
9 West 57th Street / Chermayeff & Geismar --
Monument to the Victims of 11 March 2004 / Estudio SIC & Buj+Colón --
Citat / FA+ --
Little Sparta / Ian Hamilton Finlay --
Wellington Writers Walk / Catherine Griffiths --
Digital Clock / Rudolph de Harak --
LOVE / Robert Indiana --
Urban Design for the Epidème Quarter / Intégral Ruedi Baur --
Antenna / Ilya Kabakov --
Canning Town Underground / Richard Kindersley --
ABC on the Hoofdweg / René Knip --
House of Terror Museum / Attila F. Kovács --
Vietnam Veterans Memorial / Maya Lin --
Veenman Printers / Karel Martens --
Invisible City / Anton Parsons --
Signage for the New York Times Building / Michael Bierut/Pentagram --
New Jersey Performing Arts Center / Paula Scher/Pentagram --
M / Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt/R & R Studios --
G.R.O.E.N. / Maarten de Reus --
National Dance Centre / Pierre di Sciullo --
Imperfect Utopia / Smith-Miller+Hawkinson, Barbara Kruger, Quennell Rothschild, Guy Nordenson --
Frieze for the New Town Hall / Josep Maria Subirachs --
A translation from One Language to Another ; NYC Manhole Covers / Lawrence Weiner --
The Cursing Stone and Reiver Pavement ; The Eric Morecambe Memorial Area ; A Flock of Words ; Walk of Art / Gordon Young & Why Not Associates --
Interviews. Esaú --
Gustavo Aguerre --
Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt --
Catherine Griffiths --
Ilya Kabakov --
Richard Kindersley --
Attila F. Kovács --
Anton Parsons --
Maarten de Reus --
Peter St John --
Paula Scher --
Pierre di Sciullo --
Lawrence Weiner.
Responsibility: Anna Saccani.

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Includes photographs, maps and diagrams that are used to explore each project in detail, and an introduction highlights the cultural importance and common themes of the works featured. This title  Read more...

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The design of the book (also Saccani s work) is clear, elegant, and distinguished. . . . Although more focused in its subject matter, LetterScapes in many ways equals for surpasses Walter Herdeg s Read more...

 
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