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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Also included is a note by the translator, Peter Enneson, who has worked in close collaboration with Gerrit Noordzij in making the English text. Public Private login e. This is the first English-language edition of a major piece of thinking about writing in its visual manifestation.

Reviews Anyone interested in visible language and in why our letters and our types look as they do should study these 86 pages. None of your libraries hold this item. Whatever they say is completely true in advance because the criterion is annihilated: Lists What are lists?

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Contents Foreword Foreword The white of the word The stroke The orientation of the front The stroek The invention of the word The consolidation of the word The great break Changes in contrast Technique A note on the translation Index of texts Synopsis Published in Dutch gereitThe stroke now appears for the first time in an English-language edition.


You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. The orientation of the front 4. Summary “The stroke is the most concise and powerful statement of Gerrit Noordzij’s theory of writing. Michele rated it liked it May 29, He argues that low contrast is inherent to the sans-serif, and simply turns this convention into a natural fact: Want to Read saving…. These 2 locations in Victoria: There is more in The Stroke than the model alone.

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Siva rated it noordzijj was amazing Nov 01, Appearing for the first time in an English-language edition, The Stroke puts forward a genuine theory of writingthat is, the concepts behind letters on the page, whether by pen, pencil, or brush. 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. Erik Spiekermann, Text [Heidelberg]. Jan 23, Dobiasz rated it liked it.


His main legacy is not in his writings, not even in his typefaces of which only one, Ruse, is available so far. So the book is far from a work about art calligraphy and beautiful forms.

To ask other readers questions about Onordzij Strokeplease sign up. The great break 8. Brook rated it really liked it Feb 24, Return to Book Page. With The StrokeNoordzij can be seen as a prophet of digital typography committed to freeing typefaces from the constraints of their embodiment in metal.

May 12, Alex rated it it was amazing. Along the way, there are reflections on history and culture, and remarks on method. Many of his students at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague have become renowned international designers, creating and publishing storke that have helped set the standards of the new discipline of desktop type design. The invention of the word 6. He shows us the underlying ‘written’ quality of all letters, with whatever technology they have been formed.

Jan 05, Azamat rated it really liked it. N Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries This single location in Queensland: Noordzij comes off as an insane ideologue at times, and a genius at others.