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Printing types : their history, forms, and use

Author: Daniel Berkeley Updike
Publisher: New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed., expandedView all editions and formats
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This study of typography traces the development of type design over the past 500 years and discusses the lessons they hold for today's designers. The illustrations reproduce pages from rare and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Specimens
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Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941.
Printing types.
New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library, 2001
(OCoLC)682534219
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Berkeley Updike
ISBN: 1584560568 9781584560562 0712347348 9780712347341 1584560606 9781584560609
OCLC Number: 47126734
Description: 2 volumes in 1 : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The invention of printing: the cutting and casting of types in relation to their design --
II. A font of type and its case: the typographical point : point-set and lining types --
III. The Latin alphabet and its development up to the invention of printing --
IV. Types of the fifteenth century in Germany --
V. Types of the fifteenth century in Italy --
VI. Types of the fifteenth century in France --
VII. Types of the fifteenth century in the Netherlands : Holland and Belgium --
VIII. Types of the fifteenth century in Spain --
IX. Types of the fifteenth century in England --
X. The Aldine italic --
XI. A word on type specimens --
XII. German types, 1500-1800. I. Examples of German printing : XVI century ; XVII century ; XVIII century --
II. German foundries and specimens --
XIII. Italian types, 1500-1800. I. Examples of Italian printing : XVI century ; XVII century ; XVIII century --
II. Italian foundries and specimens --
XIV. French types, 1500-1800. I. Examples of French printing : XVI century ; XVII century ; XVIII century --
II. Royal types and the Imprimerie Royale --
III. The Fournier family --
IV. French foundries and specimens --
XV: Types of the Netherlands, 1500-1800. I. The work of the Plantin Press --
II. The Elzevir editions --
III. Other examples of Netherlands printing : XVI century ; XVII century ; XVIII century --
IV. Netherlands foundries and specimens --
XVI. Spanish types, 1500-1800. I. Examples of Spanish printing : XVI century ; XVIII century ; XVIII century --
II. Spanish foundries and specimens --
XVII. English types, 1500-1800. I. From Pynson to William Caslon --
II. William Caslon and the Caslon Foundry --
III. John Baskerville --
IV. Wilson, Fry, Martin, and other founders --
V. Examples of English printing : XVI century ; XVII century ; XVIII century --
XVIII. Types used in the American colonies, and some early American specimens --
XIX. Nineteenth century "classical" types : Bodoni and the Didots. I. The "classical" movement --
II. Giambattista Bodoni --
III. The Didot family --
IV. Nineteenth century French foundries and specimens --
XX. English types, 1800-1844 --
XXI. Revival of Caslon and Fell types --
XXII. English and American revival of early type-forms and its effect on continental types. I. England and the United States --
II. The Continent --
XXIII. The choice of types for a composing-room --
XXIV: Industrial conditions of the past and their relation to the printer's problem to-day. I. Introductory --
II. Early conditions in the French printing industry --
III. Some sixteenth century labour troubles --
IV. Printing at Paris in the seventeenth and eighteenth century --
V. The censorship --
VI. Rate of production, hours of labour, etc. --
VII. Conclusion --
Chronological list of specimens.
Responsibility: by Daniel Berkeley Updike.
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