[texhax] book: Active Literature: Jan Tschichold and New Typography

Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI) rjf2 at CDC.GOV
Mon Jan 5 16:53:22 CET 2009

for the font history mavens:

Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) is considered by many to be the most
influential typographer of the twentieth century. A leading voice of the
modernist movement, Tschichold oversaw the redesign of the Penguin and
Pelican paperbacks in the late 1940s and devised for them a standardized
set of typographic rules. The classical type designs of his late career
qualify him as perhaps the first typographic postmodernist. Active
Literature, an in-depth study of Jan Tschichold's modernist period, is
based on extensive archival research that uncovered a wealth of new
photographs of his design work. Author Christopher Burke presents a full
portrait of the designer's career and puts into context Tschichold's own
account of his life and work. 



review by NYT Book Review, Oct 26, 2008


Ron Fehd  the {SAS} macro maven  CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov

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