A biography and study of Rudolph Koch. Koch was a master of lettering and the design of typefaces. He worked in the tradition of William Morris and Eric Gill - using ink on parchment or with woodblocks, and often using the method of the Middle Ages to apply letterforms to pages, bookbindings, woven and embroidered material and objects in metal and wood. At the same time, he was employed by Stempel, one of the most progressive typefoundries in Europe, designing over 20 new typefaces ranging from simple and elegant Roman designs to striking new expressionist examples of the German black-letter form. Illustrated with nearly 300 examples of Koch's work, Gerald Cinamon's text looks beyond the - often eulogistic and uncritical - contemporary accounts of his output, to examine in detail the work and complex character of one of the most influential figures in 20th-century art books.
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Descrizione libro British Library Publishing Divis, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0000630380