Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography 1896-1953


      Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography 1896-1953
Since Gutenberg and his movable type heralded the world of printing, typography has been continually evolving into a graphic art Today, thanks to computer technology, the world of graphic design is accessible to everyone Type size, typeface, leading, boldface, italic all these and other typographical considerations are now a part of our visual vocabulary.In a fifty year period from the turn of the nineteenth century to the 1950s, innovative letterforms reflected the tremendous upheaval being generated by the avant garde in all the arts Among the famous artists involved in the series of modernist movements during this era were William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Marcel Duchamp Letter Perfect The Art of Modernist Typography 1896 1953 through eighty paperworks in full color documents the important advances made in the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Dadaism, DeStijl, Russian Constructivism, and Bauhaus movements.David Ryan s lucid profiles accompany each work and place each image in context with the period He also explains the innovative techniques used in the artworks, including lettering methods, sans serif alphabets, emphasis through all lowercase letters, and the combining of color, pattern, and type.Posters, lithographs, exhibition catalogs, covers all reveal that the modernist typography was anything but letter perfect The individuality of the fractured letters, smudges, and hand rendered elements reveals the irony behind the book s title But it is this peculiar character that is so attractive to today s graphic lovers Letter Perfect is a fitting homage to the foibles and artistic skills of the typographical artists of themodernist movements. Best Download Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography 1896-1953 by David Ryan For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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      Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography 1896-1953
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  • Hardcover
  • 112 pages
  • Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography 1896-1953
  • David Ryan
  • English
  • 16 December 2018
  • 0764916157

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