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Jan Tschichold — Master Typographer : Design Observer

White DJ clean and bright, with a single tiny, closed tearto rear panel. Former owner name inkstamped to middle of front free endpaper, otherwise interior unmarked and clean.

A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket. One of the cleanest copies we have handled. Ruari Mclean’s translation of Tschichold’s Typographische Gestaltung from This information is for typophiles only: No English translation of any of his books had yet appeared; I had translated his little book on how to draw layouts, Typografische Entwurfstechnik,of only 24 pages, because Adymmetric thought it so useful, but had never found a publisher for it.


It was eventually published as How to Draw Layouts asym,etric a limited edition asmmetric copies by Merchiston Publishing, of Napier University in Edinburgh, in Now he asked me to translate his Typographische Gestaltung Typographic Design which had been published in Basle in It was typogrsphy more measured and persuasive account of his views than his first and epoch-making Die neue Typographie of This proposed new translation was to be really a new edition: Jan wanted to omit some passages which he considered had been of interest only to Swiss and German readers, and he had also found several new and better illustrations.

We called the new version Asymmetric Typography, and it was published, i. His seeming rejection of the ideas put forward in this present book caused a turbulence among designers that has yet to settle.

And how could he then do those classical solutions so maddeningly well? I now happen to be both for which I will remain eternally grateful. Since I have lived in Basle, Switzerland. In the very first years I tried to develop what I had called Die neue Typographie and wrote another textbook, Typographische Gestaltung in which is much more prudent than Die neue Typographie and still a useful book! Which typefaces are good and what arrangement is the most practicable?


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Good typography has to be perfectly legible and is, as such, the result of intelligent planning. The classical typefaces such as Garamond, Janson, Baskerville and Bell are undoubtedly the most legible. Sans serif is good for certain cases of emphasis, but is used to tzchichold point of abuse today.

The occasions for using sans serif are as rare as those for wearing obtrusive decorations. Prev Next Out of Stock.