Designing Books: Practice and Theory

Read [Jost Hochuli, Robin Kinross Book] ! Designing Books: Practice and Theory Online * PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. Designing Books: Practice and Theory The use of the individuals own understanding is at the core of Hochulis practice and theory. Fernand Baudin, Logos. As a designer, his main concern is to work out individual solutions for individual books. Now available in paper, this newly revised and expanded classic in book design argues for a non-dogmatic approach, one open to both traditional and modern, and symmetrical and asymmetrical, solutions. This books is sure to help anyone who is seeking to develop a considered attitude t

Designing Books: Practice and Theory

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Rating : 4.79 (539 Votes)
Asin : 0907259235
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
Publish Date : 0000-00-00
Language : English

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"Dogma/No Dogma, is still Dogma (but this is post post modernisn, so who cares?)" according to Tae W. Moon. Regardless of what the authors write about, whether symmetrical or asymmetrical design should be used and when, it is, in my opinion, complete and with illustrations. This book was, I believe, to give courage and to inspire the book designer, to introduce a new idea (that the spine is the central axis and not the page itself) and to ask the reader(s) to contemplate. I do find the cover lovely as both symmetry and asymmetry is used to show that both work together and in contrast.. A Picturebook of Typography / Design TerminusDad As indicated by the review above, the book is divided up into three sections that tackle the history, methods, and styles of book design. The title, "Designing Books," may sound like a technical reference, but it's not. The book should have been named "Book Designs," for it is more a picturebook of illustrations and typography from books of poetry, novels, brochures, art books, and other publications.The author does cover Swiss grid design, proportions of text areas and margins, and the differences between asymmetrical and symmetrical design theories. It is perhaps this historical reference of asymmetrical and symmetrical styles that. "Beyond the Bauhaus dogma" according to wiredweird. My first reaction, on seeing the black sanserif cover lettering and simple red graphics was "Oh. Swiss school." Some of the diatribes from the early Swiss school proponents came across as 'full of sound and fury, but signifying nothing,' so that left me leery.Hochuli has moved past the dogmatic phase, though, and into something better-reasoned. The paper is a warm, humanist tan (where I expected a stark white), the body copy is a serif font, and Hochuli lets esthetic judgement moderate geometric purism. It may seem surprising that setting up a scientific text jolted him out of the "scientific" Bauhaus mindset. After thinking about it

. Robin Kinross is Publisher of Hyphen Press. He lives in London

. He lives in London. About the Author Robin Kinross is Publisher of Hyphen Press

The use of the individual's own understanding is at the core of Hochuli's practice and theory." Fernand Baudin, Logos. As a designer, his main concern is to work out individual solutions for individual books. Now available in paper, this newly revised and expanded classic in book design argues for a non-dogmatic approach, one open to both traditional and modern, and symmetrical and asymmetrical, solutions. This books is sure to help anyone who is seeking to develop a considered attitude towards the design and production of the book as a codex. "Hochuli has achieved his standing without any fuss, programme or manifesto, by sheer talent and persistence. A survey of Jost Hochuli's own work as a book designer featuring pages from a career of over 30 years is shown, along with detailed comments by noted designer and critic Robin Kinross

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