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Type and typography : the designer's type book : hot metal type

Author: Ben Rosen
Publisher: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"A practical work book ... complete alphabets of nearly all the best metal types available in the United States from 1950 through 1975 ... More than 1500 showings have been ... selected from existing fonts here and abroad ... Faces are shown in capital and lower-case characters, folios and basic punctuation marks ... shown in display sizes ranging from 72 point to 18 or 16 point and in text settings from 14 to 6 or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Specimens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Rosen
ISBN: 0442235038 9780442235031
OCLC Number: 19921259
Description: ix, 414 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Type index, foundry and machine --
The designer --
Writing of early civilizations --
Derivation of form --
Invention of printing --
Revival --
Contemporary typography --
Technical aspects of type --
Current processes --
Diagram of the parts of type --
Measurement data --
Copy casting --
Marking the copy --
Proofreader's marks --
Families of type --
Supplementary faces --
Text faces --
Display faces --
Classic styles --
Scripts --
Romantic styles, wood --
Romantic styles, metal --
Exotic styles --
Sources.
Responsibility: by Ben Rosen.

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"A practical work book ... complete alphabets of nearly all the best metal types available in the United States from 1950 through 1975 ... More than 1500 showings have been ... selected from existing fonts here and abroad ... Faces are shown in capital and lower-case characters, folios and basic punctuation marks ... shown in display sizes ranging from 72 point to 18 or 16 point and in text settings from 14 to 6 or 8 point ... Type casting tables, measurement data, proofreader's marks, and information on the technical aspects of type"--Back cover.

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