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Type: A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles Book

€60

Description

A connoisseur’s overview of typeface design, Type offers a dependable history of elegant fonts from 1628 to the mid-20th century. Derived from a distinguished Dutch collection, exquisitely designed catalogs trace the evolution of the printed letter through specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad fonts, as well as borders, ornaments, and initial letters.


This comprehensive collection offers a thorough overview of typeface design from 1628 to the mid-20th century. Derived from a distinguished Dutch collection, a series of exquisitely designed catalogs traces the evolution of the printed letter via specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad fonts. Borders, ornaments, initial letters, and decorations are also included, along with lithographic examples, letters by sign writers, inscription carvers, and calligraphers.


The first part of the book covers pre-20th-century typefaces, with texts by editor Cees de Jong and collector Jan Tholenaar. The second part deals with the period from 1900 to the mid-20th century and contains a historical outline by Alston W. Purvis. Featured type designers include William Caslon, Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke, Peter Behrens, Rudolf Koch, Eric Gill, Jan van Krimpen, Paul Renner, Jan Tschichold, A. M. Cassandre, Aldo Novarese, and Adrian Frutiger.


Hardcover,

Size Guide

25 x 31.7 cm, 720 pages

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