Sunday, March 28, 2010

Conceptual alphabet

The ambitious 1926 book, Abeceda, elegantly combines photography, typography, design, dance and poetry. The avant garde Czech designer, Karel Teige, rejected the idea that each branch of the arts exists separately. His striking modernist collages contain his photographs of the dancer Milca Mayerova, his stylized typeface and the poetry of Vítězslav Nezval. By reinterpreting the essential core of language--the letters of a writing system, Teige challenges the way we see and experience one principle, and inspires new ways of looking.

A card book reprint will be released in September 2010.

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