Essays on the morality of good design

Essays on the morality of good design

The title is very appropriate as The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design is all about its visible shape or configuration.

Harmony is determined by relationships or proportions. As well as the horror of not indenting my paragraphs!

the form of the book: essays on the morality of good design

Part of me wants to strangle him for his obdurate, close-minded nature while the other half applauds his attention to detail. So some of Tschichold's information needs to be taken with a grain of salt, some should be drunk down with a good glass of wine, and the rest are some excellent considerations which authors, editors, and publishers should take into account.

He became internationally known in with the publication of "Elementary Typography", the first statement of constructivist graphic design principles.

I find myself wishing I could hear his pronouncements on all the font possibilities we have on the computer today. As well as the horror of not indenting my paragraphs! I certainly do agree with his comments on readability. As for what Tischchold has to say about book jackets! Proportions are hidden everywhere: in the capaciousness of the margins, in the reciprocal relationships to each other of all four margins on the page of a book, in the relationship between leading of the type area and dimensions of the margins,n the placement of the page number relative to the The worst of which is the need so many publishers seem to have to jam words right into the spine of the book so the reader has to practically crack the book open to be able to read the entire line. The Form of the Book was first published in in Germany and translated and published in English in

Although, he has made me much more aware of fonts. Proportions are hidden everywhere: in the capaciousness of the margins, in the reciprocal relationships to each other of all four margins on the page of a book, in the relationship between leading of the type area and dimensions of the margins,n the placement of the page number relative to the Bibliografische Informationen The form of the book: essays on the morality of good design Autoren.

So some of Tschichold's information needs to be taken with a grain of salt, some should be drunk down with a good glass of wine, and the rest are some excellent considerations which authors, editors, and publishers should take into account. And Tschichold is definitely on his moral high horse about the proper techniques to use! It's not just legibility that one must be concerned with, but the need to make the text easily read. Now, if the cover underneath were in a beautiful leather or well-done cloth… His comments about Fraktur were certainly interesting and I went exploring on the font manager in my computer As for what Tischchold has to say about book jackets! He had published two books of poems before entering the writing program at the University of British Columbia, which awarded him an MFA in The worst of which is the need so many publishers seem to have to jam words right into the spine of the book so the reader has to practically crack the book open to be able to read the entire line. His book, The Elements of Typographic Style is considered a standard text in its field, and Black Canoe is one of the classics in the field of Native American art history. The Form of the Book was first published in in Germany and translated and published in English in It's the whole point of the cover—to convey a scene, mood, or summary of the book. The Cover The cover is black with white text. I think even before PostScript printers. The title is very appropriate as The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design is all about its visible shape or configuration. From to he taught writing and English literature at UBC, and after that, made his living as a typographer. One thing I can definitely say in Tschichold's favor, he is quite certain of what is proper and what is not.

As for what Tischchold has to say about book jackets! The Cover The cover is black with white text.

I completely understand his frustration with the poor quality of so many books today. Well before desktop publishing and computers.

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