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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Theory of Writing by Gerrit Noordzij. Appearing for the first time in stroie English-language edition, The Stroke puts forward a genuine theory of writingthat is, the concepts behind letters on the page, whether by pen, pencil, or brush. Concerned not with art calligraphy and beautiful forms, The Stroke is a description of the phenomenon of letters and how they are made in writing. Starting from basic principles, Appearing for the first time in an English-language edition, The Stroke puts forward a genuine theory of storke is, the concepts behind letters on the page, whether by pen, pencil, or brush.
The Stroke: Theory of Writing
Starting from basic principles, Noordzij begins with the white space that creates definition by surrounding letters. Then, using simple geometrical concepts, he describes in minute detail how the strokes of writing can be formed. His theory serves to repair the split that grew up, with the invention of printing, between written and typographic letters. With The StrokeNoordzij can be seen as a prophet of digital typography committed to freeing typefaces from the constraints of their embodiment in metal.
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To ask other readers questions about The Strokeplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Nov 09, Crystian Cruz rated it it was amazing. Good approach about the theory of writing, showing the classic techniques of drawing with a pen.
Jul 26, Chris Beiser rated it really liked it. Noordzij comes off as an insane ideologue at times, and a genius at others. When he presents a parametric model for type and writing in three dimensions, he comes off quite well. I certainly have a greater appreciation for calligraphic forms, and the work has explained to me in exactly which dimensions the typeface I’m working on now is an anachronism, which is very powerful stuff.
Now the barbarians can have their say with their plans to improve the alphabet so it will be sfroke for children, computers, and other illiterates. Whatever they say is completely true in advance because the criterion is annihilated: But, yes, at times he seems to belong to the cranky-white-men club.
He even goes so far as to argue that the middle ages are the birthplace of western civilization, and to argue a view of cultural progress that seems almost Jan 23, Dobiasz rated it liked it. May 12, Alex rated it it was amazing. Noordzij’s theory of writing and the stroke not only explains how to analyze writing but also puts it all in a historical context.
Noordzij explains history in the context of written language. Mar 03, Tam Ferrit Duong rated noordizj it was amazing.
The author provides very scientific and precise insights about what does it pratically mean to write.
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Gerrit Noordzij Rotterdam, begon zijn loopbaan als grafisch ontwerper en als boekbindersleerling.
The stroke: theory of writing
In zijn vrije tijd maakt hij letters. Hij ontwerpt boeken voor tientallen uitgeverijen, sinds voornamelijk voor uitgeverij Van Oorschot. 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.
Verder heeft hij de acte van troonsafstand door Koningin Juliana en de trouwacte gerrkt prinses Beatrix ontworpen, talloze affiches, postzegels en munten en maakt hij tekeningen, houtgravures, kopergravures, inscripties in steen en glas.
Hij schreef computerprogramma’s voor Canon en boekjes: The stroke of the pen, Das Kind und die Schrift, De streek, Theorie van het schrift en schreef en redigeerde het Ths tijdschrift Letterletter van de Association Typographique Internationale. Van tot gerfit hij docent letterontwerpen aan de Koninklijke Academie te ‘s Gravenhage.
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