Graphic Design Manual: Principles and Practice by Armin Hofmann, 1st English ed., D. Q. Stephenson, Basle, 1966. Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, USA. 8.375 x 9.875, pp. 172 with English text. Printed in Switzerland. Layout designed by Armin Hofmann, Basle.
This practical, step by step manual, with an exceptional design by Hofmann, informs and illustrates his design philosophy and methodical approach to graphic design problem solving with sections devoted to: The Dot, The Line, Confrontation (encounters between dissimilar elements such as form and lettering) and Letters and Signs (new forms of expression).
A Preface by George Nelson and Introduction by Armin Hofmann with section introductions and (301) black and white illustrations (many with captions) from Hofmann, other professionals and students taken from studies executed in the Graphic Course (Fachklasse) at the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule (AGS) in Basle where Hofmann has taught since 1947. Photographs by Max Mathys, Rolf Schröter, Esther and Paul Merkle and Hans Isenschmid. An essential book from the eminent and inimitable Swiss designer and educator who continues to influence.
A near fine hardcover with a few light marks and pencil notations to the Introduction. In its’ very good price clipped jacket with some small chips and tears along the spine edges, margins and corners. A well preserved practical and inspirational book!