8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 2 May 2001
This book was written in 1928 and it is testament to Jan Tschichold that it is still relevant today. Unfortunately the publishers didn't read it before going to print, because the layout of the book itself is a disgrace. The book even shows two pages from a draft version where Tschichold corrects the errors they have made. That said, if you want an introduction to typography with illustrated examples then this *the* book to buy.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 April 2006
A design manifesto from a designer who influenced typography more than most. Don't let people tell you that because Tschichold later recanted the main arguments presented here that this isn't relevant, it STILL is.
Any serious student of design should own this book not simply borrow it from the college library. There can be few times when a whole different style of design are shown to have had a call to arms that are available to purchase still. This is the call to arms of what became the new international style of design.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2001
It is exciting to read the opinions of a master at an early stage in his career where they are so powerfully expressed and challenging.
The introduction by Ruri McLean is of great interest also and helps appreciate the work in context.