The Palace of Typographic Masonry: A Guided Tour by Dirk Van Weelden (Paperback)

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The Palace of Typographic Masonry: A Guided Tour by Dirk Van Weelden (Paperback)

By Richard Niessen (Editor), Richard Niessen (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Juan Luis Blanco (Text by (Art/Photo Books))

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An imaginary institution merging research with graphic-design experiments to create a new theory of typography

The Palace of Typographic Masonry, an institute dedicated to the wealth and diversity of graphic languages from Arabic to Zapotec, is the brainchild of Dutch graphic designer Richard Niessen (born 1972). An imaginary institution, the Palace brings together Niessen's graphic-design experiments and his research to create an interdisciplinary cultural history and new theory of typography.

This book offers the reader a tour of an imaginary institution through 195 exhibits in Niessen's Palace of Typographic Masonry, organized as a progression through nine terms: sign, symbol, ornament, construction, play, poetics, dialogue, craft and order. As befits a tour of an imaginary institution devoted to graphic design, this spiral-bound publication is special, printed on perforated cardboard sheets.

Product Details ISBN: 9783959052030
ISBN-10: 3959052030
Publisher: Spector Books
Publication Date: November 27th, 2018
Pages: 252
Language: English