For over 30 years, more than 420 students from 35 countries refined their skills at the Basel School of Design. Wolfgang Weingart’s work as professor of typography and visiting lecturer has not only strengthened his students as graphic designers, but has also played a decisive role in modern typography and design.
This is the first book ever published from the perspective of Weingart’s students on his work and teaching. The collection of 77 statements is boldly illustrated with photos of Mr. Weingart and portraits of the individual students.
Also, for the first time ever published, an essay by Dorothea Hofmann sheds light on how the Advanced Class (Weiterbildungsklasse für Grafik) came into being at the Basel School of Design. She explains how the establishment of the program in 1968 was preceded by nearly two decades of continuous refinement of the educational model developed by her husband, Armin Hofmann, with full support from Emil Ruder and the City of Basel’s Department of Education.
Weingart: The Man and the Machine
Statements by 77 of his Students at the Basel School of Design (1968–2004), with Essays by Susan Knapp, Michael Eppelheimer and Dorothea Hofmann. 167 x 215 cm, 96 pages, 116 black and white plates, hardcover, sewn binding and bookmark. Limited edition in English. ISBN 3-9521009-7-8. CHF 34, $34, EUR 28 plus shipping. www.karografik.ch