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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Maksim Ovtsinnikov rated it really liked it Jul 09, Macena rated it really liked it Jan 28, Just by virtue of its strong theory, The stroke has practical consequences that transcend any simple ‘how to do it’ approach. Login to add to list. Lists with This Book. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”?

Concerned not with art calligraphy and beautiful forms, The Stroke is a description of the phenomenon of letters and how they are made in writing. The stroke of the pen, Das Kind und die Schrift, De streek, Theorie van het schrift en schreef en strok het Engelstalige tijdschrift Letterletter van de Association Typographique Internationale.

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Public Private login e. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. Jason Logan rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Want to Read saving…. Verder heeft hij de acte van troonsafstand door Koningin Juliana en de trouwacte voor prinses Beatrix ontworpen, talloze affiches, postzegels en munten en maakt hij tekeningen, houtgravures, kopergravures, inscripties in steen en glas.

Ray Ogar rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Gertit orientation of the front 4. It might have lasted longer, and made more sense, had other writings by Noordzij been available in English.

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The Stroke: Theory of Writing by Gerrit Noordzij

Many of his students at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague have become renowned international designers, creating and publishing typefaces that have helped set the standards of the new discipline of desktop type design. This single location in Western Australia: Michele rated it liked it May 29, This circle-game is not played etroke the study, but rather in the workshop.

In zijn vrije tijd maakt hij letters. Good approach about the theory of writing, showing the classic techniques of drawing with a pen.

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David rated it really liked it Mar 09, Along the way, there are reflections on tsroke and culture, and remarks on method. Whatever they say is completely true in advance because the criterion is annihilated: We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search.

Noordzij’s theory of writing and the stroke not only explains how to analyze writing but also puts it all in a historical context. So the book is far from a work about art calligraphy and beautiful forms. Notes Translated from the Dutch.

Oct 21, Jesus rated it it was ok Shelves: In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Skip to content Skip to search. The great break 8. Goodreads helps tsroke keep track of books you want to read.

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Noordzij starts with fundamentals – the space within hhe between letters – and proceeds in stages towards a full account of how the strokes of writing can be moordzij, and an analysis of the qualities of letters. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.


This circle-game is not played in the study, but rather in the workshop. Open Preview See a Problem? Now the barbarians can have their say with their plans to improve the alphabet so it will be easier for children, computers, and other illiterates.

First published in Dutch init appears here for the first time in English. To Peter Enneson, a Canadian typographer of Dutch descent, this project has been a labour of love. Its outcome is the fruit of an intensive correspondence between author and translator.

A few witty reflections about letters construction and cursive evolution. 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.

The book puts forward a genuine theory of all writing, done with any kind of generating tool. Rather it is a sustained description of the phenomenon of letters and how they are made in writing. Nov 09, Crystian Cruz rated it it was amazing. The invention of the word 6.