The Palace of Typographic Masonry
A guided Tour by Dirk van Weelden
Richard Niessen

348 pp.
with 240 black-white and colour illustrations
perfect bound softcover 

Leipzig September, 2018
ISBN: 9783959052030
Edition Number: 1

Width: 21.5 cm
Length: 29.7 cm

Language(s): English

Esther de Vries

Richard Niessen

The Palace of Typographic Masonry is dedicated to the splendour and diversity of the graphic languages. Founded by Dutch graphic designer Richard Niessen, this imaginary building serves as a speculative platform for the variety, poetry and digressions of graphic design. The Palace presents the craft in an interdisciplinary cultural historical context and posits a new theory for the profession. Join us on a tour that takes you past more than 360 Palace 'exhibits'. A progress through nine stages: the departments of Sign, Symbol and Ornament; Construction, Poetics and Play; Order, Craft and Practice. Philosopher and writer Dirk van Weelden will serve you as your guide, offering his reflections on the items on display and introducing you to the people we meet when we enter a room.

Texts and contributions: Juan Luis Blanco, Matthijs van Boxtel, Tony Côme, Hansje van Halem, Fanette Mellier, Els Kuijpers, Moniker, Richard Niessen, Hans Oldewarris, Julius Vermeulen, Dirk van Weelden

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