Active Literature: Jan Tschichold And New Typography
Publisher: Christopher Burke
- Book Category: Architecture and Design
- Format: Hardcover
- Number of Pages: 336
Jan Tschichold (1902-74) was one of the most outstanding and influential graphic artists and typographers of the twentieth century. "Active Literature" is a thorough study of Tschichold as the premiere proponent of New Typography. Author Christopher Burke uses Tschichold's own books, articles, and personal correspondence to reveal Tschichold as an evangelist as much as a designer. Extensive archival research and a wealth of fresh photographs of his design work put Tschichold's own account of his career, until now the governing narrative, into context. "Active Literature" also features a selection of key texts by Tschichold and an introductory essay by Robin Kinross.