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Pictorial Webster's : a visual dictionary of curiosities

Author: John Carrera
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Featuring over 1,500 engravings that originally graced the pages of Webster's dictionaries in the 19th century, this chunky volume is an irresistible treasure trove for art lovers, designers, and anyone with an interest in visual history. Meticulously cleaned and restored by fine-press bookmaker Johnny Carrera, the engravings in Pictorial Webster's have been compiled into an alluring and unusual visual reference  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Artists' books
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carrera, John.
Pictorial Webster's.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, 2009
(OCoLC)664647886
Named Person: Noah Webster; John Carrera
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Carrera
ISBN: 9780811867184 0811867188
OCLC Number: 316327130
Description: xxv, 483 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Contents: Artist's introduction --
A-Z engravings from 19th century Merriam-Webster dictionaries & 20th century images --
Pancreas --
Making the Pictorial Webster's --
Notes and commentary --
Original Webster's production --
Black field blocks --
Index numbers --
The tools --
Andrew's Wiggle --
Pictorial progression --
Specific notes on engravings and errata --
Webster, G. & C. Merriam and the illustrated dictionary --
Dictionary timeline --
Pictorial Webster's: sourcebook for creativity --
Hypothesis of memory and thought as repeated and compared pattern --
Adam's glossary --
Artist's annotated bibliography.
Responsibility: by John M. Carrera.
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A reference on both the dictionary thought-process and on printing technique. It features more than 1500 original engravings that illustrated the Webster's dictionaries of the 19th Century. It  Read more...

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