Graphic Design Manual: Principles and Practice by Armin Hofmann, 1st English ed. (D. Q. Stephenson, Basle), 1965. 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, illustrates his design philosophy and methodical approach to graphic design problem solving with sections devoted to the: Dot, 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) of the AGS, Basle. Photographs by Max Mathys, Rolf Schroter, Esther and Paul Merkle and Hans Isenschmid. An essential book from the eminent Swiss designer and educator who influenced generations since 1947.
A nearly fine hardcover with a slight bump to the bottom of the spine. A very good jacket with toning to the back cover, some spine sunning and light scratch to the front and a few small tears and chips along the edges and corners. Original bookseller's label on the back of the jacket. Overall, a well preserved copy.