One hundred years new
New Typographies: Bauhaus and More: 100 Years of Functional Graphic Design in GermanyBy Patrick Rössler. Design by Marcus Holland. Wallstein Verlag, £34
Jeremy Aynsley’s Graphic Design in Germany 1890-1945 was published almost twenty years ago. Professor Rössler’s new and quite different book covers the same subject, the same period. Aynsley is cited by Rössler as a ‘major source’. The reader will ask if this new book revises the story, or tells it in a different way.
Cover of New Typographies: Bauhaus and More: 100 Years of Functional Graphic Design in Germany. Design by Marcus Holland.
Top. Spread from New Typographies, featuring the work of Zdeněk Rossmann, František Zelenka and Ladislav Sutnar.
Richard Hollis, designer, writer, London
Read the full version in Eye no. 99 vol. 25, 2019
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