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book (design) story #273

aline valangin:
geschichten vom tal

verlag dr. h. girsberger, z├╝rich, 1937
printer: effingerhof, brugg (aargau
size: 19 x 11 cm
designer: max bill

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tis book is closely related to story 76 where you'll find more information about the author, aline valangin (1889-1986).

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these "stories from the valley" are valangin's first collection of novels from the ticino area in southern switzerland were she lived, published two years earlier than the aforementioned book.

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the cover design and typography of the 1937 and 1939 books are almost identical (apart from the colour of the cloth), ...

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... but the jackets aren't: here we have a purely typographic solution with a vertical list of story titles, similar to some of bill's exhibition catalogue covers (e.g. story 151).

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