The calligraphic line


The calligraphic line by Hans Joachim Burgert, 2nd edition. Translated by Brody Neuenschwander. (1989) 2002. Approx. 177 pp. Spiral bound.

This book presents Burgert's perspective on the role of form and function in calligraphy and writing, the history of the graphic form (symbol/writing/calligraphy), the need and development of cursive writing and various scripts of different cultures.

The second section presents Burgert's thoughts on the role of calligraphy in the Western world after the invention of printing and its relationship to type. Note that this is a photocopy b/w reproduction. The quality of the illustrations vary.

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