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But of course modern typography was not the abrupt invention of one man or even of one group. It emerged in response to new demands and new opportunities thrown up by the nineteenth century. The violence with which modern typography burst upon the early twentieth-century scene reflected the violence with which new concepts in art and design in every field were sweeping away exhausted conventions and challenging those attitudes which had no relevance to a highly industrialized society.
Interior pages featuring the work of Piet Zwart (1929), Herbert Bayer (1923), and Jan Tschichold (1929).
From a first edition of Pioneers of Modern Typography by Herbert Spencer, published in 1969 by Lund Humphries, London. Pulled from the PAPress Design Dept. bookshelf.
Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object, published in 1973 by Praeger Publishers Inc. From the PAPress Design Dept bookshelf.
Subnature (2009), is the first book to explore a history and theory of nature within and through architecture’s complex and troubled relation with the industrial city. It offers a theory of pollution within architecture outside scientific or solely environmentalist concerns.
Subnature author David Gissen delves into the complex interchange between our built environment and the natural world in ‘CITY OF DUST: ARCHITECTURE AND SUBNATURE IN LOS ANGELES’ in the Summer issue of Artforum.
Only a few days left to catch the Lebbeus Woods exhibit at SFMoMA!
Design: A Creative Approach, published by International Textbook Company, 1955. From the PAPress Design Dept bookshelf.
A new addition to the PAPress Design Dept bookshelf: Full Color by Karel Martens, published by Roma Publications.
Sampler by Kiki Smith. Poems by Emily Dickinson. Letterpress, thread-embroidered cover, leather binding. Hand-stamped in gold. 7.25 x 11.25 in. Edition of 400; Arion Press, San Francisco, California. 2007
This facade treatment on the Brandhorst Museum, comprised of thousands of colorful ceramic rods, will be featured in the upcoming Materials for Design 2. The newly expanded and revised edition adds Masonry to the original five chapters: Glass, Concrete, Wood, Metals, and Plastics. Featuring all new case studies, MFD2 will make a beautiful and useful companion to your Materials for Design (2006).
Love this one - Ruscha’s homage to J.G. Ballard - The Music From The Balconies…, 1984. Oil on canvas, 99 x 81 in. Quote is from the amazing novel High-Rise, published in 1975.
Lettering for Architects and Designers, published in 1962 by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York. From the PAPress Design Dept bookshelf.
FLUXUS / Henie Onstad Art Centre, Ken Friedman Fluxus Collection, 2010. From the PAPress Design Dept bookshelf.
Happy Birthday to Dr. Edwin Land, inventor of Polaroid and man of many other talents, born on this day in 1909. You know he was Steve Jobs v1.0, right?
In the age of Instagram, “Pictures in a minute!” makes you think you’ve got a bad internet connection. But in the 1950s, that slogan fueled a technological revolution that continues to develop today.
Read more about the influence Land had—and still has—in Instant, available here from PAPress.
Modern British Bookbindings, from the PAPress Design Dept bookshelf.
The book has always been a format in flux. From The Designer Says.
The Designer Says can help you deal with clients.