Second edition, revised
Chapter “About Typography” (in Russian, pages 1830, PDF, 657 KB)
Paperback edition is meant to make the most important book by Jan Tschichold accessible to a wider audience. At the same time, the Second Edition corrects errors and misprints found in the First Edition.
The book in paperback format.
The Form of the Book is a collection of Tschichold’s major essays, sans those where he condemns typographic ignorance of the time. This work explains why so many publications appear wretched in terms of design. It also teaches to truly appreciate rare, exceptionally well designed volumes. This makes The Form of the Book a must-read for any typographer, publisher, designer, or just about any book lover.
Scientific editor and author of the comments, Vladimir Yefimov is a renowned type designer, promoter of typography, chief artist at ParaType, teacher, author of numerous books and articles on type.
Release date: November 13 2009
editor in chief