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Typography - theory and practice

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Texts on Type: Critical Writings on Typography
Texts on Type: Critical Writings on Typography
"Important (perhaps vital) texts from past and present written by leading theorists and practitioners"
The New Typography (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)
The New Typography (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)
"The seminal text on Modernist typography. Vitral reading for understanding this side of the legibility-verses-expression debate."
Type Image
Type Image
"Recent discussion about the increasingly blurred divide between type and image"
The Graphic Language of Neville Brody: v. 1
The Graphic Language of Neville Brody: v. 1
"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)"
Left to Right: The Cultural Shift from Words to Pictures
Left to Right: The Cultural Shift from Words to Pictures
"Addresses the fine line between type and image, and how it has been explored over the years."
Typography (The Thames & Hudson Manuals)
Typography (The Thames & Hudson Manuals)
"A thorough guide to typography, its history, and related practices. (N.B. does not cover more recent digital practices)"
Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography 1896-1953
Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography 1896-1953
"A broad and succinct introduction to Modernist typography, covering key concepts (purity, universality), and movements (De Stijl, Constructivism, Bauhaus, etc.)"
Futurist Typography: And the Liberated Text
Futurist Typography: And the Liberated Text
"Includes prints rarely found elsewhere."
Type in Motion 2: No. 2
Type in Motion 2: No. 2
"Temporal typography is too readily ignored by many authors. This and other books by the same author provides a good range of examples."