GEORGE MACKIE: BOOKS, MOSTLY SCHOLARLY AND SOME EPHEMERA DESIGNED BY GEORGE MACKIE with an introduction by George Mackie
National Library of Scotland, 1991 First edition, Unpaginated, 6" X 9" Softcover
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Exhibition catalogue for the exhibition of the same name at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh from March 21 to June 2 and from September 15 to October 31 1991 at the Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, New Hampshire.
"Any design worth its salt is the consequence of feeling as well as thought. Typography has its own abstract, non-alphabetic structure whose aesthetic elevation needs the heart as well as the head. The result should be rational, but with an individual quality. The structure might be said to represent some kind of gravitational field, where major and minor elements are fixed in harmony with a tension of attraction between them. Thus all lines and words announce themselves fittingly in degrees of importance, hierarchically". - George Mackie