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Designing Books: Practice and Theory

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Now available in paper, this newly revised and expanded classic in book design argues for a non-dogmatic approach, one open to both traditional and modern, and symmetrical and asymmetrical, solutions. A survey of Jost Hochuli's own work as a book designer featuring pages from a career of over 30 years is shown, along with detailed comments by noted designer and critic Robi ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published February 2nd 2004 by Hyphen (first published 1996)
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Ryan
May 05, 2012 Ryan rated it liked it
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First published in 1996, Designing Books is a modern classic on the subject. It focuses on the tension between classic symmetrical typography and the modernist asymmetrical typography that came after it. This was somewhat strange to read in 2012, since classic and modernist book typography both seem normal and not as politically or culturally at-odds as Hochuli describes in the text.

The entire book had this same issue: it felt like it was exploring topics that have since been settled. Or worse,
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Jérôme
Dec 06, 2009 Jérôme rated it it was amazing
This book will stay in my library !
Andrew
Nov 11, 2010 Andrew is currently reading it
Serious, but not pretentious. Great examples. Perhaps a little heavy for someone who's only trying to design a 'zine, but.. LEAGUE OF INTREPID NATURALISTS, Vol. 2, to be released January 2011!!
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