The Saggio sulla tipografia (Essay on Typography) was written by Eric Gill in 1931, and is the quintessence of his thought. Gill expresses in it a comprehensive view of the role of typography and printing in the modern world, but also his ideas on the role of man in an industrial society. He addresses the history and evolution of letters, the art of typography, type design, page design, ink and colour preparation, paper production, binding, and even spelling.
It is Gill’s only major theoretical contribution to typography and remains essential reading for anyone interested in the art of letters, their form and function, of which Gill is an undisputed master.
Published by Ronzani Editore
15 × 23.5 cm
Italian / English