A good textbook with the intriguing subtitle A History of Design Ideology for the Future. The content consists of a series of essays punctuated every six leaves by what could loosely be described as orange pamphlets. These bear large texts turned through ninety degrees. The typeface for the main text is a particularly agreeable and clear sans serif. This is a book founded in solid research and an excellent answer to the visual clangour so often found in works in this genre.

Year 2016

Language English, translated by Leo Reijnen

Edited by Elke Stevens (index), Els Brinkman (proofreading)

Publisher Valiz, Amsterdam, Ueberschwarz, Melbourne (AU)

Designer Ruben Pater

Prepress Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort (Mariska Bijl)

Printer Ten Brink, Meppel (printed in two Pantone colours)

Binder Ten Brink, Meppel

Size 165 x 240 x 18

Number of pages 288 p.

Print run 2,100

Price € 19.90

ISBN 978 94 92095 19 0

Font Founder Grotesk (Klim Type Foundry), quotes designed by Ruben Pater

Binding style unsewn soft cover (cold-glued)

Material 80gsm Munken Print White 1.5 (interior), 240gsm Munken Pure (cover)