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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; Brooke Crutchley; Kenneth Day
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1963.
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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; Brooke Crutchley; 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.
"Set in Monotype Bembo and printed in Great Britain at the University Printing House, Cambridge by Brooke Crutchley, University Printer on paper made by Grosvenor, Chater & Co. Ltd. at their Abby Mills, Holywell in Flintshire ... The binding is by C. & H.T. Evans (Bookbinders) Ltd. of Croydon"--Colophon.
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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