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Modern Typography

An Essay in Critical History, 2nd Ed

Robin Kinross

     5 × 8.3 in (12.7 × 21.1 cm)
Paperback
224 pages
64 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 2/1/2004
Rights: North and South America only
ISBN: 9780907259183


Modern Typography, 2nd Edition is a completely updated and revised edition of Robin Kinross' classic survey of European and North American typography since 1700, first published in 1992. In addition to numerous new illustrations and revised text, Modern Typography has been re-scaled to a new, convenient pocket format.

Kinross' overview breaks ground by focusing on the history of typography as an intricate web of social, technical, and material processes, rather than a parade of typeface styles. Eye magazine calls Modern Typography the book that tells "how modern typography got to be the way it is." Together, Kinross' clear, concise writing combined with his extensive knowledge of the history of typography create a gold standard for how design history ought to be written.


Robin Kinross is publisher of Hyphen Press


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