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Pioneers of modern typography

Author: Herbert Spencer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Herbert Spencer's text examines what led up to the new concepts in graphic design and carefully disentangles the respective influences of Futurism, Dadaism, de Stijl, Suprematism, Constructivism and the Bauhaus. His text is profusely illustrated with examples of crucial contributions to the new typography - from Apollinaire to Zwart - and the book's documentation includes biographical notes on the key figures.
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Genre/Form: History
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Spencer
ISBN: 0262693038 9780262693035
OCLC Number: 54663187
Notes: Previous edition: 2nd rev. ed. London : Lund Humphries, 1982.
Description: 158 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
El Lissitzky --
Theo van Doesburg --
Kurt Schwitters --H.N. Werkman --
Piet Zwart --
Paul Schuitema --
Alexander Rodchenko --
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy --
Herbert Bayer --
Jan Tschichold.
Responsibility: Herbert Spencer, with a new foreword by Rick Poynor.

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Herbert Spencer's text examines what led up to the new concepts in graphic design and carefully disentangles the respective influences of Futurism, Dadaism, de Stijl, Suprematism, Constructivism and the Bauhaus. His text is profusely illustrated with examples of crucial contributions to the new typography - from Apollinaire to Zwart - and the book's documentation includes biographical notes on the key figures.

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