“This is the first book-length study in English, and the most comprehensive in any language, of one of the greatest letterers of the 20th century. Rudolf Koch’s output as a type designer, letterer with pen and brush, and designer in and for several crafts, ranged from the precisely controlled to the intensely expressive. Gerald Cinamon provides us with a well-documented account of his life and work as a designer and teacher, perceptive insights into his design achievements, and a wealth of hitherto unpublished illustrations.” – Michael Twyman, Head of Typography, Reading University
This work is essential reading for those students and scholars interested in Rudolf Koch, German typography, or historical typefaces.
Fellow German typographer Hermann Zapf has said, “this book was the best on Koch I ever read.”