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The typographic book, 1450-1935 : a study of fine typography through five centuries, exhibited in upwards of three hundred and fifty title and text pages drawn from presses working in the European tradition

Author: Stanley Morison; Kenneth Day
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1963.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morison, Stanley, 1889-1967.
Typographic book, 1450-1935.
Chicago, University of Chicago Press, ©1963
(OCoLC)755214573
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Morison; Kenneth Day
OCLC Number: 329922
Notes: Designed to supersede Morison's Four centuries of fine printing, originally published in 1924.
The 377 pages of plates follow p. 66 and precede p. 71.
Description: xiii, 98 pages, 377 pages of plates, [1] folded leaf of plates : facsimiles ; 32 cm
Contents: The commercial book --
Conventions of letter-design --
Typographical discipline --
Genesis of the Bauhaus --
Ornament and the Bauhaus --
The individual craftsman --
Trade book of standards --
Typographical ornament --
Evidence of tradition --
Gothic and Roman --
The black letter --
The Chancery hand --
Nicolaus Jenson --
Venetian technique --
Influence of Jenson --
The Aldine style --
Birth of French influence --
French and Parisian typography --
Jean De Tournes and Robert Granjon --
Cardinal Richelieu --
The 'Roman Du Roi' --
The Didot family --
Baskerville and Bodoni --
William Pickering and the Whittinghams --
The Oxford Renaissance --
Johnston and Newdigate --
Daniel Berkeley Updike --
The Imprimerie Nationale --
The architectural simile --
The commercial publisher --
The monotype design programme --
Formative influences --
Plates.
Responsibility: with an introductory essay by Stanley Morison and supplementary material by Kenneth Day.

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