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The Triumph of Typography

  • Author(s):
    Peter Bil’ak, Petr van Blokland, Hans Rudolf Bosshard, Paul van Capelleveen, Roger Chartier, Paul Dijstelberge, Yuri Engelhardt, Willem Frijhoff, Christof Gassner, Michael Giesecke, Britt Grootes, Gerard Hadders, Henk Hoeks, Ralf de Jong, Ewan Lentjes,
  • Published:
    juni 2015
  • Size:
    flexicover 19 x 25 cm
  • Pages:
    360
  • Illustration:
    ca. 350 full colour images
  • Design:
    Patrick Coppens
  • Language:
    Dutch
  • ISBN:
    978-90-89893-36-9
  • In cooperation with:
    Terra Lannoo
  • NUR:
    651
Price:
€ 49,50

Typography is much more thanfont design and the layout of printed matter; it touches on a central value of our society: the printed free word, the democratic debate. It is thanks to the power of typography that this debate takes the form of a game of argument and counterargument.
Can typography keep doing its job now that digitalization and new media are making the future of the typographical trade uncertain? Typographical communication has not been exposed to such fundamental changes as the current ones since the invention of the printing press by Gutenberg in the fifteenth century. The trade finds itself at a crossroads. In which direction will it develop? The Triumph of Typography analyses the questions, explores the roads and presents engaging examples.