A Cantos Compendium: Paulo de Cantos (1892-1979), A Designer of Pedagogical Theories


A publication on the fascinating work of Paulo de Cantos (1892-1979), a Portuguese publisher, bibliophile, educator, and amateur typographer who wrote, designed, and published around 40 titles between 1920 and 1960. De Cantos's work was rediscovered and reevaluated thanks to the editors of this book, and have begun the work of spotlighting the contributions of de Cantos to artistic modernization in Portugal.

The book contains 4 essays that expand on the life and work of Cantos in the context of Portuguese and European design and pedagogy, followed by visual essays of his work which "shuffles the pack" of his visual work and presents his oeuvre via a Cantos-style exercise.

Edited and designed by Barbara Says... (Cláudia Castelo, António Silveira Gomes)

Published by Barbara Says..., 2023
Printed in English in a limited edition of 500 copies

Softcover, 136 pages, full color, 6.75 × 9.6 inches

ISBN: 978-9-89-333256-6

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