We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The great thing about a book in a language that one doesn’t read is that one doesn’t have to feel guilty about not reading it. This one is in German, but we have one master (Jan Tschichold) writing about another (El Lissitzky)—and it includes a previously unpublished essay by Lissitzky (also in German). (Actually, the Google Translate app on our phone is doing a serviceable job of translating.) Anyway, Jan’s essay was started in 1964, finished in 1970, and published here in 1971. The whole is a model of pleasant book design paired with remarkable and innovative typography. A very nice, guilt-free thing.
- Authors: Jan Tschichold, El Lissitzky
- Size: 9 × 12.25 inches
- Pages: 24
- Binding: Softcover
- Publisher: Gerhardt Verlag, 1971