The Stroke. Theory of Writing. Gerrit Noordzij With The Stroke, Noordzij can be seen as a prophet of digital typography committed to freeing. The Stroke by Gerrit Noordzij: Gerrit Noordzij’s powerful and analytical text, illustrated with his own diagrams and examples, presents a genuine theory of writing. “The stroke is the most concise and powerful statement of Gerrit Noordzij’s theory of writing. First published in Dutch in , it appears here for the first time in.

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Here he uses simple geometrical concepts to underpin his descriptions.

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Lists with This Book. Noordzij’s theory serves to repair the split that grew up, with the invention of printing, between written and typographic letters. Jan 05, Azamat rated it really liked it. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.

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Yet he is first and foremost a teacher. He argues that low contrast is inherent to the sans-serif, and simply turns this convention into a natural fact: Noordzij starts with fundamentals – the space within and between letters – and proceeds in stages towards a full account of how the strokes of writing can be formed, and an analysis of the qualities of letters.

Gerrit Noordzij Rotterdam, begon zijn loopbaan als grafisch ontwerper en als boekbindersleerling. May 12, Alex rated it it was amazing.

Paperback96 pages. The book puts forward a genuine theory of all writing, with any kind of implement: Nick Sherman rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Noordzij starts from basic principles, and gives his attention first to the space around the letters: So the book is far joordzij a work about art calligraphy and beautiful forms.


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To Peter Enneson, a Canadian typographer of Dutch descent, this project has been a labour of love. Buy Eye Purchase single issues, back issues or subscribe online now.

Many of his students at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague have become renowned international designers, creating and publishing typefaces sstroke have helped set the standards of the new discipline of desktop type design.

Noordzij comes off as an insane ideologue at times, and a genius at others. In order to set up a list of libraries that gerit have access to, you must first login or sign up.

Macena rated it really liked it Jan 28, Whatever they say is completely true in advance because the criterion is annihilated: Reviews Anyone interested in visible language and in why our letters and our types look as they do should study these 86 pages.

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