Modern Typography: An Essay in Critical History


Modern Typography: An Essay in Critical History¬†(2nd Edition) is a completely updated and revised edition of Robin Kinross’s 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’s 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.

Published by Hyphen Press, 2014
ISBN 10 0907259189, ISBN 978-0-907259-18-3
272 pages, 63 colour ills., softcover

Weight 381.02 g
Dimensions 126 × 20 × 206 mm
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