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book (design) story #328

heinz rasch, bodo rasch:
gefesselter blick

wissensch. verlag dr. zaugg & co., stuttgart (reprint: lars müller, baden), 1930
printer: schöllkopf, pfund & cie., inh. pfund & bauer, stuttgart
size: 26 x 21 cm
designer: heinz rasch, bodo rasch

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another fine reprint by swiss publisher lars müller of an important book i have not found in an affordable original copy (yet): "gefesselter blick" (caught eye), originally published in 1930, is an overview of some of the most influential modernist graphic designers of the time.

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the book's design by "brüder rasch" (rasch brothers) is a perfect match for its content: photos and sans-serif, asymmetrically arranged in the "new typography" style. stuttgart-based designers/architects heinz rasch (1902-1996) and bodo rasch (1903-1995) are also featured in the book.

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among the included graphic designers: "bill-zürich" ...

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... i.e. former bauhaus student max bill, and ...

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... jan tschichold, of course.

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