• Hermann Eidenbenz: Teaching Graphic Design

Hermann Eidenbenz: Teaching Graphic Design

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Documents, 1926-1955

Swiss graphic designer Hermann Eidenbenz (1902-1993) was one of the first people in Switzerland to describe himself as a graphic designer. From the first half of the 20th century into the 1950s, he was involved with graphic design education in Zurich, Magdeburg, Basel, and Brunswick—first as a student and then returning as a teacher.

The didactic material from Eidenbenz’s time as a teacher of graphic design, published in this book for the first time, throws light on this discipline at a time before graphic design in Switzerland had achieved international recognition.

With contributions by Roland Früh, Sarah Klein (who also edited the book); and François Rappo. 

This volume is the first entry in the Visual Archives series undertaken by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. Devoted to spotlighting unresearched material left by designers, authors, and brands, the project aims to bring together documents and visual material from archives and present them along with critical essays which put them into historical and disciplinary context. 

Published by Triest Verlag, 2018

Softcover, color and b&w images, 

ISBN: 978-3-03-863036-4

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