Book: Jeremy Adler 1 Jan 1987

Text als Figur

Visuelle Poesie von der Antike bis zur Moderne

The design from the word to the page.

An important book on the design of the word and the page. Adler shows playfully how a text is shaped to a final design or image. The authors find some examples in Antiquity like shaped texts in ancient Greek; many more in the Middle Ages where monks were at work for their own invention or for spiritual inspiration; many more when movable type made the design of the page more obviously a concern of the printer and publisher.


Front Text als Figur -


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