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The British Library guide to printing : history and techniques

Author: Michael Twyman
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 1999.
Series: British Library guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this authoritative introduction, Michael Twyman focuses on printing methods and techniques, from the invention of printing in the Far East and in Europe to today's digital revolution, and how they have played a part in shaping their end product." "With over 60 colour and black-and-white illustrations, The British Library Guide to Printing: History and Techniques is one of a series of titles providing accessible  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Twyman
ISBN: 0802081797 9780802081797
OCLC Number: 39905617
Notes: Originally published: London : British Library, 1998.
Description: 88 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: What is printing? Origination. Multiplication. Words and pictures. Printed artefacts --
Hand production. The invention in the Far East. The invention in Europe. Early printing. The monochrome book. The growth of illustration. Printing presses. Matching process to job --
Innovation and proliferation. New opportunities. Lithography: an entirely new process. Wood-engraving: pictures for mass markets. The search for verisimilitude. Colour printing becomes a necessity. New types for advertising. Speeding up production --
From analogue to digital. Letterpress gives way to lithography. Photocomposition. The digital revolution.
Series Title: British Library guides.
Responsibility: Michael Twyman.

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An introduction to the history and techniques of printing that offers a thorough and accessible historical overview of techniques and processes, illustrated with examples, diagrams, and photographs  Read more...

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