Typografie in der Wissensvermittlung
The book “Lesbar – Typografie in der Wissensvermittlung” (engl.: legible—typography in knowledge transfer) explains the effects of didactic typography.
What if we could playfully learn, get all the knowledge we need as a film or at least as pictures which would really say more than a thousand words? Knowledge transfer still does not work without text. And it is always the typography that is responsible for the visibility of the content and it develops its effect far beyond that. The significance of this in the transfer of knowledge cannot be overstated. And yet it is a little known variable.
Writing—and with it the legibility—becomes visible in the public eye. The legibility—i.e. the arrangement of text, the connection between content and medium, the clarification of the content through the form, the work on and with visual conventions as a field within typography is largely unknown. For “Lesbar,” 25 authors write with cross-disciplinary approaches about legibility research. The textbook, rightly so, is moving in the focus. Reading as a process will finally be seen from the perspective of typographers. Pioneering projects are covered, in which typography is used intensively or mediated to a high standard . Last but not least there is a short introduction into the basics. The compendium explains what exactly the requirements for good readability are, investigates where and how typography can have an effect and how it must be composed for it to work.
With contributions by Martin Tiefenthaler, Jürgen Spitzmüller,Miriam Mayrhofer, Ulrike Borinski, Florian Adler, Saskia Kraft, René Spitz, Christina Bugge, Clemens-G. Göller, Sabina Sieghart, Rosalie Heinen, Susanne Heinicke, Silvia Werfel, Rudolf Paulus Gorbach, Michael Schlierbach, Verena Kiesel, Lisa Neuhalfen, Jan Filek, Antonia Cornelius, Björn Schumacher, Albert Jan Pool, Sabine an Huef, Petra Wöhrmann and Roland Stieger.
The Vernissage and release was part of the symposium “Das Auge liest mit. Über den didaktischen Mehrwert von Typografie …” in Vienna, November 29th and 30th, 2019. Around 200 persons, designers and design-researchers, linguists and teachers were a part of the event and made an informative exchange of knowledge possible.
Lesbar – Typografie in der Wissensvermittlung
Publisher: Triest Verlag
Author: Rudolf Paulus Gorbach, Ulrike Borinski
Design: Rudolf Paulus Gorbach
Volume: 312 pages
Format: 14.7 × 23.5 cm
Craftsmanship: Around 120 images, Hardcover
Price: 39.– € (D), 40.– € (A), 39.– CHF (CH)
Photography of the event by Michi Bundscherer