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30 years of Swiss typographic discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter : TM RSI SGM 1960-90 /

Contributor(s): Publisher: Zürich, Switzerland : Lars Müller Publishers, [2013]Copyright date: ©2013Description: 275 pages ; illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cmISBN:
  • 9783037783344 (hbk.)
  • 3037783346 (hbk.)
Other title:
  • Thirty years of Swiss typographic discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter
  • TM RSI SGM 1960-90
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 741.609045 23
LOC classification:
  • Z119 .T99552 2013
Contents:
From cover to cover -- In the field of Swiss typography -- Investigating typographic archives -- A brief history of TM, 1932-59 -- 1960-64. Pinnacle of Swiss typography : Swiss typography: Swiss magazines, Die gute Form, book and poster contests ; Emil Ruder, Univers and the Schule für Gestaltung Basel -- 1965-69. Dawn of dismantlement : New technology: photocomposition ; The influential manuals ; Schools and dissemination -- 1970-77. Emerging languages : The legacy of Emil Ruder and Jan Tschichold ; Research and creation of new ideas and languages -- 1978-81. Drifting : Financial problems ; New typographic waves ; The continuation of Hostettler's work -- 1982-90. New directions : A new main editor ; Schmid-Weingart ; The computer ; Typeface in focus ; End of an era.
Summary: The Typografische Monatsblätter is one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of Swiss typography to an international audience. With more than 70 years in existence, the journal witnessed significant moments in the history of typography and graphic design. This book examines the years 1960-90, that correspond to a period of transition in which many factors such as technology, socio-political contexts and aesthetic ideologies profoundly affected and transformed the fields of typography and graphic design. The book includes works from designers including Emil Ruder, Helmut Schmid, Wolfgang Weingart, Hans-Rudolf Lutz, and Jost Hochuli.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-272) and index.

From cover to cover -- In the field of Swiss typography -- Investigating typographic archives -- A brief history of TM, 1932-59 -- 1960-64. Pinnacle of Swiss typography : Swiss typography: Swiss magazines, Die gute Form, book and poster contests ; Emil Ruder, Univers and the Schule für Gestaltung Basel -- 1965-69. Dawn of dismantlement : New technology: photocomposition ; The influential manuals ; Schools and dissemination -- 1970-77. Emerging languages : The legacy of Emil Ruder and Jan Tschichold ; Research and creation of new ideas and languages -- 1978-81. Drifting : Financial problems ; New typographic waves ; The continuation of Hostettler's work -- 1982-90. New directions : A new main editor ; Schmid-Weingart ; The computer ; Typeface in focus ; End of an era.

The Typografische Monatsblätter is one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of Swiss typography to an international audience. With more than 70 years in existence, the journal witnessed significant moments in the history of typography and graphic design. This book examines the years 1960-90, that correspond to a period of transition in which many factors such as technology, socio-political contexts and aesthetic ideologies profoundly affected and transformed the fields of typography and graphic design. The book includes works from designers including Emil Ruder, Helmut Schmid, Wolfgang Weingart, Hans-Rudolf Lutz, and Jost Hochuli.

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