Square Circle Triangle by Bruno Munari
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This is great, thanks. Since the original book was printed in Italy, I guess they used Cairoli by Nebiolo (and perhaps their Egizio), not Aurora, but which has its roots in the same source, Wagner & Schmidt in Leipzig. This sans serif pops up under various names from 1909 on. Likewise, Die neue Typografie was not set in Venus but also one of these Wagner faces as I found out in Barcelona the other year.
(Neue moderne Grotesk – as I usually call the design – is similar to Venus but foremost in the bold extended cut which appears to be identical or of the same roots.)
There are several new typefaces inspired by this design now – luckily, as there is still no good digital version of Aurora. The article linked to above mentiones Stephan Müller’s design I hope will see the light of Font Releases soon.