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A Brief History of the Ampersand | Jan Tschichold

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A Brief History of the Ampersand | Jan Tschichold

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To be published on 28 September 2017

Jan Tschichold (1902-1974, typographer, theorician and teacher) published in 1953 Formenwandlungen der &-Zeichen, a short historical essay dealing with the successive designs of the ampersand glyph. This text is structured by a collection of 288 carefully selected and commented ampersands, which constitues a brief and concise introduction to the history of Western writing and typography. Long unavailable in English, this new translation is published in a facsimile version, faithful to the original design by the author.


A new translation by Jean-Marie Clarke — with an afterword by Marc Smith
32 pages with jacket, duotone printing
ISBN : 979-10-95902-06-5

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To be published on 28 September 2017

Jan Tschichold (1902-1974, typographer, theorician and teacher) published in 1953 Formenwandlungen der &-Zeichen, a short historical essay dealing with the successive designs of the ampersand glyph. This text is structured by a collection of 288 carefully selected and commented ampersands, which constitues a brief and concise introduction to the history of Western writing and typography. Long unavailable in English, this new translation is published in a facsimile version, faithful to the original design by the author.


A new translation by Jean-Marie Clarke — with an afterword by Marc Smith
32 pages with jacket, duotone printing
ISBN : 979-10-95902-06-5