EUR 78.00
German | English | French, 274 pages, 500 illustrations, 22.5 x 23.5 cm, cloth binding with jacket ISBN 978-3-7212-0043-0 new edition of the original edition of 1967

Emil Ruder


A Manual of Design

This book is the legacy of Emil Ruder, one of the originator of Swiss Style, famous throughout the world for the use of asymmetric layouts, use of a grid, sans-serif typefaces and flush left, ragged right text. His holistic approach is still recognized as fundamental for graphic designers and typographers all over the world. This volume represents a critical reflection on his teaching and practice and a life- time of accumulated knowledge.

Beyond that, it is a comprehensive masterpiece seen in its overall structure: in the themes presented, in the comparison of similarities and contrasts, in the richness of the illustrations and the harmoniously inserted types. Behind the purely pedagogic examples of exact proportions, a rich, philosophical thinking shines through. Today, more than forty years after this book was first published, it is still widely used and referenced.

_ unabbreviated edition of the 1967 original edition
_ masterpiece that is still one of the most important manuals in the field
_ capturing Ruder’s ideas, methods and approaches
_ carefully selected examples