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Re: Aesthetic Margin Size
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Aesthetic Margin Size
- From: Karen Sanders <karen@COMPGEN.COM>
- Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 13:55:49 -0400
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- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
> For an 8.5 by 5.5in page what margins would give the most
> pleasing look...
http://www.slip.net/~graphion/tschich.html is a brief biography of one
widely-respected book designer, which includes a cross reference to the
proportions of the golden section, to use for page design.
Jan Tschichold's name had come up on this list earlier this year, and I
followed through on a couple search engines. Although I can't put my
hand on it now, one reference referred to his work as the first to offer
a solution for geometrically trisecting a line, similar to the solution
proposed by the highschool math students. They did their work with a
computer program for geometric constructs, and the site for the program
includes a demo copy of the program and a geometric drawing of Tshcichold's
Perhaps one of our well-read list-ers could tell us where it's at or if it's
in one of Tschichold's books?