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Letterpress : the allure of the handmade

Author: David Jury
Publisher: Mies, Switzerland : RotoVision, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Letterpress is the first book to explore the popular contemporary uses of this printing process. Displaying an eclectic range of typographic material, it celebrates the technical ingenuity, conventions and rebellions, art and craft of letterpress." "Presented against the background of William Morris' seminal work and the unstructured methodologies of the avant-garde artists, the contemporary scope of letterpress is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Jury
ISBN: 2880467845 9782880467845
OCLC Number: 56351932
Description: 159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Introducton : atttudes to letterpress --
2. Te nature of letterpress --
3. Conventons and rebellons --
4. Independent publsng --
5. Craft and educaton --
6. Connectng past and future.
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"Letterpress is the first book to explore the popular contemporary uses of this printing process. Displaying an eclectic range of typographic material, it celebrates the technical ingenuity, conventions and rebellions, art and craft of letterpress." "Presented against the background of William Morris' seminal work and the unstructured methodologies of the avant-garde artists, the contemporary scope of letterpress is revealed through the work of graphic designers, book artists, illustrators, and the rich and varied private presses."--Jacket.

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