NEAR FINE. Light bump to top front corner. Black and green calligraphy on white glossy covers. 91 color and black and white illustrations. 141 pp with Curriculum Vita and Translator's note. Clean, bright, solid binding. Along with the "how-tos" of lettering, the author also offers a philosophy of lettering.
Near Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Copy has very slight pressure on the upper front corner tip. Softcover with double wrap around dj. Translated by Bruce Kennett. Reveals two great and rare talents of Friedrich Neugebauer, he designs and executes works of singular beauty and pose, and he is able to distill the spirit and priciples of his art and make them accessible to students and artists at every level of skill and achievement. The book offers a philosophy of lettering which Neugebauer views at a very high artistic level and not just the how to...his specimen alphabets are beautiful to view. Foundations: Lessons; Applications; Materials; Techniques. Lavishly illustrated with color plates, and hundreds of elegant b/w reproductions, examples. 141pp. Desirable!
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