Jan Tschichold embraced extremes. His work, most notably “Die Neue Typographie”, embraced and defined modernist typographic ideas. Jan Tschichold (pronounced yahn chih-kold), – , was a highly regarded German calligrapher, typographer, book designer, and. Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer has 18 ratings and 0 reviews. Few have left a deeper impression on the world of typography than Jan.

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The most extreme case is that of Typographische Gestaltung. This substa Few have left a deeper impression on the world of typography than Jan Tschicholdone of the most outstanding and influential designers of the twentieth century.

Jan Tschichold – Master Typographer

In his introduction, Cees W. But now I will save the money to buy something better! David Hall rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Tschichold embraced avant-garde ideas from movements such as the Bauhaus and De Stijl and made them accessible to working designers and printers, stressing clarity in communication, with form and function going hand in hand.

This substantial volume places Tschichold’s vision firmly in the rich cultural and historical context of his era.

Jan Tschichold — Master Typographer : Design Observer

Ali Maidane marked it as to-read Oct 29, Just the fact there is space between paragraphs gives me reason enough not mster buy it. David rated it it was amazing Mar 10, I have stopped buying the overdesigned, overpriced, and not well fact-checked books that keep popping up in this genre, and the reviews on Design Observer are the best warning system around.


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Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer: His Life, Work and Legacy by Cees W. de Jong

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Finally, the book is peppered with snapshots txchichold the modernists at play, some by Moholy-Nagysome showing Kurt Schwittersbut many with no appearance at all by the subject of the book. Ioana Frigura added it Oct 22, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Lavish illustrations – archive photographs, many published here for the first time, as well as copious examples of Tschichold’s work – accompany the text, confirming that Tschichold’s heritage lives on in the digital age, and proving that he is amongst the greatest typographic designers ever.


Miguel Amaral marked it as to-read Oct 23, tscichold By continuing to critique flawed books Design Observer is doing a great favor to those of use who want better. Isaac marked it as to-read May 08, Florence Laiai marked it as to-read Jan 01, He is the most important author in the Netherlands of books in the field of posters.

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Hardcoverpages. Not only was he a master in his field, but he also lectured on the subject, wrote a jqn of highly influential books, and designed many classic typefaces, including the best-selling Sabon.

As an admirer of Tschichold I might have bought this book had I not read this review. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The openings of paragraphs are not indented, as he typgrapher demanded, but space is inserted between the paragraphs, which he explicitly condemned. This article first appeared in the Times Literary SupplementApril 10,

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