Hays: Architecture Theory Since 1968

Hays: Architecture Theory Since 1968

MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1998

Description

The typographic elements—rules, bars, and dashes—suggest a timeline for this anthology on architectural theory. The text is set up linearly: the running heads, author names, and folios run continuously on one line. “Hot keys” appear in the margins, linking the reader to other texts in the book.

The linear theme extends to the cover, where a diagram and embossed typographic terrain merge. The cover best embodies the book’s design concept, which reflects the author’s view that there is not one architectural theory but many, and they can intersect with one another at random. The diagram represents architecture, the superimposed embossing conveys the multiplicity of interpretations in the field.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1998
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
MIT Press
Designer
Jean Wilcox
Illustrators
Stan Allen, Jean Wilcox
Typeface
Meta
Printers
Phoenix Color, Quebecor Books
Paper
50$ Finch Fine
Author
K. Michael Hays
Publisher
MIT Press
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