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A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles

A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles by Cees W. De Jong, Alston W. Purvis, Jan Tholenaar

絶にマッシブなフォント本の一冊です。本の厚みが3センチほどありますが、じつはvol.1とvol.2の2冊セットです。合計6センチです。Volume 1は1628年から1900年ごろまで、Volume 2は1900年から1938年ごろまでの書体とグラフィックスタイルを掲載しています。それぞれの時代にどのような書体が好まれたのか、どのようなグラフィックスタイルで利用されたかなど、クオリティーの高い当時の資料とともに掲載されています。「and Graphic Styles」 とあるように文字だけではなくそれを内包するグラフィックの変遷もよく分かるようになっています。かなり重たい本なので重りが必要な時、シワを伸ばしたい時などに役に立っています。

  • 著者訳者:Cees W. De Jong, Alston W. Purvis, Jan Tholenaar
  • 出版社:Taschen America Llc
  • 言語:英語・ドイツ語

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A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles. Vol.2

A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles

A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles

 “This title presents a visual history of fonts and graphic styles. This book offers a novel overview of typeface design, exploring the most beautiful and remarkable examples of font catalogs from the history of publishing, with a special emphasis on the period from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, when color catalogs were at their height. Taken from a Dutch collection, this exuberant selection traverses the evolution of the printed letter in all its various incarnations via exquisitely designed catalogs displaying not only type specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad, but also characters, borders, ornaments, initial letters and decorations as well as often spectacular examples of the use of the letters. The Victorian fonts, sumptuous and sometimes unbelievably outrageous, are accorded a prominent place in this book. In addition to lead letters, examples from lithography and letters by window-dressers, inscription carvers, and calligraphers are also displayed and described. This title features works by type designers including: 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.

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