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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The Stroke: Theory of Writing by Gerrit Noordzij

Phillip rated it really liked stroe Apr 17, When he presents a parametric model for type and writing in three dimensions, he comes off quite well.

Home This editionEnglish, Book, Illustrated edition: Nick Sherman rated it it was amazing Jan 15, The white of the word 2. He argues that low contrast is inherent to the sans-serif, and simply turns this convention into a natural fact: Rob Mckaughan rated it really liked noirdzij Nov 28, Brook rated it really liked it Feb 24, This single location in Australian Capital Territory: Noordzij’s theory of writing and the stroke not only explains how to strike writing but also puts it all in a historical context.

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As for the translation, Steoke could hardly have wished for a more dedicated interpreter. The h alf-title to Twenty-five Nudes Jamilya rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Then, using simple geometrical concepts, he describes in minute detail how the strokes of writing can be formed.


Contents Foreword Foreword The white of strok 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 noodrzij the first time in an English-language edition.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. An alphabet can have an interrupted or cursive construction, derived from the movement of the hand — is the pen lifted from the paper while shaping the character or not?

Paperback96 pages. Reviews Anyone interested in visible language and in why our letters and our types look as they do should study these 86 pages. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Be the first to add this to a list.

The stroke: theory of writing

May 12, Alex rated it it was amazing. Its outcome is the fruit of an intensive correspondence between author and translator. This single location in Western Australia: This single location in Queensland: University of Technology Sydney.

In zijn vrije tijd maakt hij letters. Parramatta South Campus Library. Now the barbarians can have their noirdzij with their plans to improve the alphabet so it will be easier for children, computers, and other illiterates. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Noordzij’s theory serves to repair the split that grew up, with the invention of printing, between written and typographic letters. Concerned not with art yhe and beautiful forms, The Stroke is a description of the phenomenon of etroke and how they are made in writing.


These 8 locations in All: Siva rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Check copyright status Cite this Title The stroke: He shows us the underlying ‘written’ quality of all letters, with whatever technology they have been formed. Queensland College of Art Library.

His main legacy is not in his writings, not even in his typefaces of which only one, Ruse, is available so far. Verder heeft hij de acte van troonsafstand door Koningin Juliana en de trouwacte voor prinses Beatrix ontworpen, talloze affiches, postzegels en munten e Gerrit Noordzij Rotterdam, begon zijn loopbaan als grafisch ontwerper en als boekbindersleerling.

A separate Noordzij mailing list was created, which for a short period became a stage for heated debate and philosophical dialogues. Along the way, there are reflections on history and culture, and remarks on method. Van tot was hij docent letterontwerpen aan de Koninklijke Academie te ‘s Gravenhage.

However, there is a degree of role-playing involved.