Jan Tschichold (–) is a reputed European typographer. Very few of those who write about typography and book design (and they are. 28/01/ · Dallas, TX · The Form of the Book, by Jan Tschichold, is the authority on book design and the best book I have ever read on typography (and I ‘ve. THE OF FORM THE BOOK The form of the Book offers the harvest of a lifetime’s devotion to the art of typography. Its author, Jan Tschichold.

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Dividing in to tweflths we get … a larger type area when compared with figure 5. This is Bible of Design. Buy the book at Amazon US. I did enjoy the layout of the title with the subtitle alternating line by line. Only beginners and fools will insist on using it. The English edition was expertly translated by the author of my second favorite book on typography, Robert Bringhurstbut is sadly out of print as of this writing.

Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design by Jan Tschichold

Incredibly pompous load of bullshit. Libro che ogni grafico dovrebbe aver letto e meditato.

As beautiful as the ratio of 2: My Take Oh my god, what a pretentious twit! Good typography should be invisible. But the German word has musical connotations which its English cognate lacks.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. I couldn’t decide if I was reading a critique on book construction or wine. The Form of the Book is actually kan collection of essays written from through by Jan Tschichold and was originally compiled in Aleksandrs Kiselovs rated it really liked it Jan 10, If efforts are successful to combine page format and type area into an indissoluble unit, then the margin proportions become functions of page format and overall construction and thus are inseparable from either.

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Contact info for Canadian, European, and Asian offices available on their site. It’s not just legibility that one must be concerned with, but the need to make the text easily read.

Jan Tschichold’s argument runs like this. To obok perfect books, these rules have to be brought back to life and applied. Comfortable legibility is the absolute benchmark for all typography … Good typography can never be humorous … a truly beautiful book cannot be a novelty. Highly influenced by the Bauhaus of the Weimar Republic, Tschichold made his first bold statement with Die Neue Typography indecrying the staid, serifed, uninteresting layouts of symmetry and building a framework for balanced yet asymmetrical typographical compositions.


The Cover The cover is black with white text.

The Form of the Book

He also sometimes poses his arguments as quite witty aphorisms: What is good taste, exactly? Rob rated it really liked it Mar 25, In case you were confused: As a web designer this tsdhichold taught me how to set readable, easy-to-digest blocks of type. Refresh and try again. The Form of the Book was first published in in Tschicold and translated and published in English in Apr 09, Karen marked it as to-read Shelves: Feb 04, Leonard Houx rated it it was amazing Shelves: Si legge come un romanzo ma fornisce indispensabili e rigorosi schemi per raggiungere risultati d’eccellenza nell’impaginazione.

Jan Tschichold, The Form of the Book: He also sometimes poses his arguments as quite witty aphorisms:. I think even before PostScript printers. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Although, he has made me much more aware of fonts.