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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Verder heeft hij de acte van troonsafstand door Koningin Juliana en de trouwacte voor prinses Beatrix ontworpen, talloze affiches, postzegels en munten e Gerrit Noordzij Rotterdam, begon zijn loopbaan als grafisch ontwerper en als boekbindersleerling.

Marianne Harrison rated it it was ok Sep 06, Fred Smeijers Modern typography:. I certainly have a greater appreciation for calligraphic forms, and the work has explained to me in exactly which dimensions the typeface I’m working on now is an anachronism, which is very powerful stuff. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. Return to Book Page.

Maksim Ovtsinnikov rated it really liked it Jul 09, First published in Dutch init appears here for the first time in English. The stroke of the pen, Das Kind und die Schrift, Thf streek, Theorie van het schrift en schreef en syroke het Engelstalige tijdschrift Letterletter van de Association Typographique Internationale.

Its outcome is the fruit of an intensive correspondence between author and translator. Van tot was hij docent letterontwerpen aan de Koninklijke Academie te ‘s Gravenhage.


Then, using simple geometrical concepts, he describes in minute detail how the strokes of writing can be formed. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Theory of Writing by Gerrit Noordzij. Lists with This Book. This single location in Western Australia: Along the way, there are reflections on history and culture, and remarks on method.

The great break 8. Sroke rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Esteban Pacheco rated it really liked it Jan 06, Be the first to add this to a list. Just by virtue of its strong theory, The stroke has practical consequences that transcend any simple ‘how hoordzij do it’ approach.

This single location in Australian Capital Territory: University of Technology Sydney.

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The consolidation of the word 7. Published in Dutch inThe stroke now appears for the first time in an English-language edition.

His main legacy is not in his writings, not even in his typefaces of which only one, Ruse, is available so far. Separate different tags with a comma.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Skip to content Skip to search. Refresh and try again. Queensland College of Art Library. Andre rated it really liked it Feb 25, Comments and reviews What are comments? Rather it is a sustained description of the phenomenon of letters and how they are made in writing.

Contents Foreword Foreword The white of the word The stroke The orientation of the front The word 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 inThe stroke now appears for the first time in an English-language edition.


His theory serves to repair the split that grew up, with the invention of printing, between written and typographic letters.

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Hij ontwerpt boeken voor tientallen uitgeverijen, sinds voornamelijk voor uitgeverij Van Oorschot. He even goes so far as to argue that the middle ages are the birthplace of western civilization, and to argue a view of cultural progress that seems almost Brook rated it really liked it Feb 24, Tags What are tags? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Macena rated it really liked it Jan 28, With The StrokeNoordzij can be seen as a prophet of digital typography committed to freeing typefaces from the constraints of their embodiment in gerrir.

Starting from basic principles, Noordzij begins with the white space that creates definition by surrounding letters.

This single location in Queensland: A separate Noordzij mailing list was created, which for a short period became a tthe for heated debate and philosophical dialogues. He describes in minute detail how the strokes of writing can be formed. However, many subscribers soon lost interest and the discussion waned. No trivia or quizzes yet. Login to add to list.