Nine Letters on Landscape Painting book
Nine Letters on Landscape Painting book
Nine Letters on Landscape Painting book
Nine Letters on Landscape Painting book
Nine Letters on Landscape Painting book

Nine Letters on Landscape Painting book

Getty Publications, Los Angeles, California, 2002

Description

Nine Letters on Landscape Painting is the 17th volume in the Getty Research Institute’s Texts & Documents series. The series design is built around the consistent application of rigorous typographic standards such as the use of Sabon and News Gothic fonts, and the covers are distinguished by large typography set against backgrounds of ever-changing color and imagery. In 1831 the German physician, philosopher and sometime artist Carl Gustav Carus published this literary exploration of the aims of landscape painting. The idea for the cover—nine details from nine landscape paintings, reflecting the breadth and scope of the period discussed by Carus—was the idea of the designer, and fortunately nine appropriate paintings were found in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum! They also presented challenges in the color correction, namely, keeping the various browns from blending into one another and maintaining the colors of the sky and bushes, etc., by increasing the color contrast.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2002
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Getty Publications
Designer
Bruce Mau Design Inc.
Production coordinator
Anita Keys
Production editor
Elizabeth May
Trim size
7 x 10 inches
Pages
200
Quantity printed
1,200
Compositor
Archetype
Typefaces
News Gothic, Sabon
Printer
Transcontinental Litho Acme
Paper
Cougar Opaque
Binder
Transcontinental Litho Acme
Binding method
Smyth-sewn
Author
Carl Gustav Carus
Editors
Werner Busch, Steven Lindberg
Publisher
Getty Publications
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