A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles Volume 2

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This book offers a connoisseur's overview of typeface design, exploring the most elegant fonts from the history of publishing.

Taken from a distinguished Dutch collection, this two-volume edition traces the evolution of the printed letter via exquisitely designed catalogs, showing type 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 signwriters, inscription carvers, and calligraphers.

Featuring 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.,,In order to accommodate a vast amount of material, we have divided this text into two volumes.

This second volume, covers the period from 1900 to the mid-20th century, containing a historical outline by Alston W. Purvis. Includes exclusive access with TASCHEN keycard to online image library: over 1400 high-resolution scans of type specimens downloadable for unrestricted use.

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