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Author Poynor, Rick.

Title Typographica / Rick Poynor.

Published New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  741.65 POYN    AVAILABLE
Physical description 144 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-144)
Contents 1. New formations -- 2. Designer as editor -- 3. Assimilating the avant-garde -- 4. Camera as pen. Emphatic fist, informative arrow. Street level -- 5. Images and words are breeding -- Articles published in Typographica -- Exhibitions about Typographica.
Summary "Typographica magazine (1949-1967), founded, edited, and designed by the renowned British typographer Herbert Spencer, was one of the most extraordinary and distinctive international visual arts publications of the last half-century. It was unusual for its originality of editorial vision and for its standards of design and production." "Spencer's magazine played a pivotal role in introducing modernist approaches into British graphic design, but it was most remarkable for the eclectic synthesis of its subject matter. Alongside groundbreaking historical articles on modernist pioneers and examples of the new typography and graphic design, Spencer showed traditional printing history, vernacular images from the city and street, and avant-garde innovation in the fine arts." "A trailblazer in its day, Typographica is ripe for rediscovery and reappraisal by a new generation of designers and image-makers. Its boundary-blurring fusion of modernist experimentation, visual and concrete poetry, and environmental photography anticipated many of the preoccupations of contemporary designers, artists, and cultural commentators." "Rick Poyner offers a carefully researched and illustrated book, paying tribute to the significant contribution Herbert Spencer and Typographica made to graphic design history."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Spencer, Herbert, 1924-2002. Typographica.
Typographica -- History.
Graphic design (Typography) -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Aesthetics)
Periodicals -- Publishing -- England -- London.
Graphic arts -- Periodicals -- History.
ISBN 1568982984 : $50.00