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Herman Zapf and his Design Philosophy:


Selected articles and lectures on calligraphy and contemporary developments in type design, with illustrations and bibliographical notes, and a complete list of his typefaces. Signed copy. Photographic frontispiece portrait, 96 plates in colour, and illustrations throughout text, additional notes printed in blue; A handsome, monumental volume documenting the most influential man in modern type design, as well as the 175 alphabets he designed since 1948. Signed on the half title by Zapf with a dedication to fellow typographer and designer, Michael Harvey.