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An Essay on Typography

Ronzani Editore, 14 x 21 cm, 212

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Eric Gill's most important theoretical contribution on typography

English/Italian

Still an essential text for anyone approaching the art of letters, their form and function. It is a work that exemplarily reflects the author’s character, his irreverent and pragmatic intelligence, turned to the things of the soul but also to the concrete workings of man, to his condition in industrial society, to the dichotomy created between craft and industrialism, between the hand and the machine, between spirit and industry. Just like the characters he tells us about, he succeeds in perfectly blending pages of a purely technical nature with those devoted to reflections of a social and universal nature, and to the ‘necessity’ of the concept of beauty (“… are pleasing to the eye those things which appear as perfect as possible in their adaptation to function…”).

 

 

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