Typography - theory and practice

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Texts on Type: Critical Writings on Typography
1.  Texts on Type: Critical Writings on Typography by Steven Heller
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  "Important (perhaps vital) texts from past and present written by leading theorists and practitioners"
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The New Typography (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)
2.  The New Typography (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism) by Jan Tschichold
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  "The seminal text on Modernist typography. Vitral reading for understanding this side of the legibility-verses-expression debate."
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Type Image
3.  Type Image by Barbara Brownie
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  "Recent discussion about the increasingly blurred divide between type and image"
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The Graphic Language of Neville Brody: v. 1
4.  The Graphic Language of Neville Brody: v. 1 by Jon Wozencroft
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  "Just one of several important examples of type influenced by digital technology and postmodern thought (see also: David Carson). This provides stark contrast to Tschichold's New Typography (see above)"
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Left to Right: The Cultural Shift from Words to Pictures
5.  Left to Right: The Cultural Shift from Words to Pictures by David Crow
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  "Addresses the fine line between type and image, and how it has been explored over the years."
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Typography (The Thames & Hudson Manuals)
6.  Typography (The Thames & Hudson Manuals) by Ruari McLean
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  "A thorough guide to typography, its history, and related practices. (N.B. does not cover more recent digital practices)"
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Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography 1896-1953
7.  Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography 1896-1953 by David Ryan
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  "A broad and succinct introduction to Modernist typography, covering key concepts (purity, universality), and movements (De Stijl, Constructivism, Bauhaus, etc.)"
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Futurist Typography: And the Liberated Text
8.  Futurist Typography: And the Liberated Text by Alan Bartram
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  "Includes prints rarely found elsewhere."
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Type in Motion 2: No. 2
9.  Type in Motion 2: No. 2 by Matt Woolman
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  "Temporal typography is too readily ignored by many authors. This and other books by the same author provides a good range of examples."
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