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Re: Jost Hochuli


Thanks for the information.

Interestingly enough, there are a few of his Typotron Volumes illustrated
in _Book Design: Theory and Practice_ and *microtypography* and
*macrotypography* are the first two theoretical issues he deals with.

If you know the addresses of Veragsgemeinschaft St. Gallen and Agfa
Compugraphic and could e-mail them, I'd be greatly appreciative.


?At 04:52 PM 6/6/97 BST, you wrote:
>From John Morris
>National Library of Scotland
>We just had an exhibition on Jost Hochuli at the beginning of this year,
and at
>the same time there was one at the St Bride's Printing Library - no
>I'm afraid. I agree his manuals are really inspirational, and the books he
>designs are outstandingly beautiful. Every year he designs a gift-book for
>Veragsgemeinschaft St. Gallen called the Typotron Volumes, each one on a
>different subject, though mostly about people and firms connected with St
> Gallen.
>These are among his best things as he is given a free hand, and they are also
>done in English editions. If you are interested you could write to the
firm for
>a catalogue.
>I know of a couple of manuals which might be available. Detail in typography.
>Agfa Compugraphic, Wilmington, 1987 and Designing Books, an introduction
to book
>deign and in particular, Book typography from the same publisher, 1990. The
> first
>deals with *microtypography* i.e. getting the details right and the latter
>*macrotypography* i.e. about overall planning and how to lay out a design.
>John Morris

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