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Civilia. The End Of Sub Urban Man

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 25th, 2016. Artwork published in .
    Cover of the facsimile reprint
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    Cover of the facsimile reprint

    Civilia. The End Of Sub Urban Man. A Challenge to Semidetsia was originally published by the Architectural Press in 1971, edited by Ivor de Wolfe, pen name of Hubert de Cronin Hastings. Artifice issued a facsimile reproduction in 2015.

    The striking typeface is the caps-only Sculptura, designed by Walter Diethelm and released in 1957 by Haas. It can be described as a combination of two earlier and more popular shaded display faces by the same foundry: the narrow sans-serif letterforms are similar to Graphique (1945) while the contour styling is reminiscient of Profil (1946). Sculptura was digitally revived by Jason Castle in 2005.

    Original jacket (front)
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    Original jacket (front)

    Detail of the cloth cover
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    Detail of the cloth cover

    Title page
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    Title page

    Interior pages with a foreword by Ian Nairn
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    Interior pages with a foreword by Ian Nairn

    Original jacket (back)
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    Original jacket (back)

    The Architectural Review Vol. CXLIX Number 892 June 1971
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    The Architectural Review Vol. CXLIX Number 892 June 1971

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