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Author: Steven Heller; Philip B Meggs
Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, ©2001.
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Presents more than fifty texts, familiar and rare, about the history, aesthetics, and practice of type design and typography. Includes essays by such leading type masters as Frederic W. Goudy, Hermann Zapf, and Paul Rand. [back cover].
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Texts on type.
New York : Allworth Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)595027912
Online version:
Texts on type.
New York : Allworth Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606537748
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Heller; Philip B Meggs
ISBN: 1581150822 9781581150827
OCLC Number: 45799415
Description: xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Aesthetics : on form and expression. Found poetry : the dude typographers / Alastair Johnston --
Old and new fashions in typography / Talbot Baines Reed --
Art in type design / Frederic W. Goudy --
The modern type family / Charles Brodie --
An existential guide to type / Karrie Jacobs --
Criticism : type as discourse. A plea for authentic type design / Hermann Zapf --
The obscene typography machine / Philip B. Meggs --
Type is dead : long live type / Matthew Butterick --
Designing hate : is there a graphic language of vile emotion? / Steven Heller --
A post-mortem on deconstruction? / Ellen Lupton --
Rumors of the death of typography have been greatly exaggerated / Peter Fraterdeus --
American gothic / Rick Poynor --
Anatomy : understanding typefaces. Adobe Garamond : a new adaptation of a sixteenth-century type / Jerry Kelly --
Modern style with a human face / John D. Berry --
Mrs. Eaves / Zuzana Licko --
An examination of Egyptians / Ruari McLean --
Lead soldiers / Paul Shaw --
Futura / Alexander Nesbitt --
Univers : a new sans serif type by Adrian Frutiger / Emil Ruder --
Sideshows in the evolution of the alphabet / Jerry Kelly --
The space between the letters / Moira Cullen --
Movement : defining modernism. From DeStijl to a new typography / Kees Broos --
The new typography / Laszlo Moholy-Nagy --
on typography / Herbert Bayer --
The principles of the new typography / Jan Tschichold --
The Bauhaus tradition and the new typography / L. Sandusky --
The consistency of Jan Tschichold / Jerry Kelly --
The cult of lower case ; The philosophy of modernism in typography / Douglas C. McMurtrie --
Why go modern / Frederic W. Goudy --
The good old Neue typografie / Paul Rand --
Typographical warfare / Otl Aicher --
Zombie modernism / Mr. Keedy --
Practice : how type works. First principles of typography / Stanley Morison --
Is the abolishment of justification desirable? Comment on "A proposed reformation in manual type-composing, demonstrated" / Anonymous --
Typographic heresies : some notes on experimenting with type / Eugene M. Ettenberg --
Typographical topography / Stefan Themerson --
On the choice of typeface / Beatrice Warde --
Grid and design philosophy / Josef Muller-Brockmann --
On classifying type / Jonathan Hoefler --
Type is to read / William Golden --
Typography : "The eye is a creature of habit" / David Ogilvy --
Reflections : type and passion. I am type / Frederic W. Goudy --
I am type! Revisited / Philip B. Meggs --
The dog of Alcibiades :being a brief history of modern typography or, for that matter, of everything else / M.F. Agha --
The trouble with type / Rudy VanderLans --
Experiments in type design / Tobias Frere-Jones --
Electronic typography / Jessica Helfand --
A face by any other name is still my face : a tale of type piracy / David Pankow --
Bad credit / Zuzana Licko, Rudy VanderLans --
The land of dancing serifs / Peter Hall.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Heller and Philip B. Meggs.

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Presents more than fifty texts, familiar and rare, about the history, aesthetics, and practice of type design and typography. Includes essays by such leading type masters as Frederic W. Goudy, Hermann Zapf, and Paul Rand. [back cover].

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