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Publishing and book design in Latvia 1919-1940 : a re-discovery

Author: James H Fraser
Publisher: Rīga : Neputns, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using over 700 color images of illustrated book covers and wrappers, this book presents a fascinating view of the remarkable, and as yet unheralded, creativity which characterized publishing and book design in Latvia between the World Wars. The majority of covers shown herein were made by artists or designers commissioned by publishers to attract potential buyers. It is through these illustrated covers and wrappers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James H Fraser
ISBN: 9789934512186 9934512181
OCLC Number: 875307401
Description: 334 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: part 1. Latvian-language publishing --
part 2. Russian-language publishing --
part 3. Publishing in the Jewish community --
part 4. German-language publishing.
Responsibility: James H. Fraser.

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Using over 700 color images of illustrated book covers and wrappers, this book presents a fascinating view of the remarkable, and as yet unheralded, creativity which characterized publishing and book design in Latvia between the World Wars. The majority of covers shown herein were made by artists or designers commissioned by publishers to attract potential buyers. It is through these illustrated covers and wrappers for books (and, for comparison, covers of selected periodicals, sheet music, and a few posters) that a glimpse of the "look" of the Latvian book during the Independence - late 1919 to the summer of 1940 - emerges.

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