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ISBN-13: 9783433031193

Otl Aicher (1922-1991) used to be a great character in smooth layout, he used to be a co-founder of the mythical Hochschule fur Gestaltung (HfG), the Ulm tuition of layout, Germany. His works because the fifties of the final century within the box of company layout and his pictograms for the 1972 summer season Olympics in Munich are significant achievements within the visible conversation of our times.

"An crucial part of Aicher's paintings is that it's anchored in a "philosophy of creating" encouraged through such thinkers as Ockham, Kant or Wittgenstein, a philosophy serious about the necessities and goals, the items and claims, of layout. Aicher's whole theoretical and useful writings on layout (which contain all different elements of visible creativity, comparable to structure) can be found with this new version of the vintage work.
If Aicher prefers the analogous and urban to the electronic and summary he does it with a philosophical goal. He relativizes the function of natural cause. He criticizes the rationality of Modernism a result of dominance of basically summary considering. somebody who prefers the summary to the concrete doesn't basically misunderstand the mutual dependence of suggestion and consider. In Aicher's judgement he's additionally making a fake hierarchy, a rank order that's culturally deadly. issues which are electronic and summary aren't higher, larger and extra very important than issues which are analogous and concrete."
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