Twentieth Century Type
More than just a way of printing, typography is squarely in the realm of the fine arts, and here the author of The Life and Love of Trees shows how it has diversified and blossomed over the past century and a half. Lewis Blackwell discusses mass production, the development of the grid, and the role the launch of the Macintosh played in fostering a new generation of designers enfranchised by digital technology. In the 21st century, typographic decisions are not just for specialists—they're in the hands of anyone using computers, smartphones, e-readers, and tablets. Encompassing everything from art nouveau advertisements to Futurist manifestos, the dozens of color illustrations here are by such artists as Filippo Marinetti, El Lissitzky, Herbert Bayer, Otto Eckmann, and Peter Behrens.
216 pages / Laurence King Publishing