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Title:
How typography happens
Author:
McLean, Ruari.
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Publication Information:
London : British Library ; New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781884718908

9781584560197

9780712346344

9780712346429
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Based on his Sandars Lectures at Cambridge University during the 1980s, book designer and historian of book design McLean explores the emergence of the typographer as a professional. He traces developments in England, America, France, and Germany from the 17th century to the 1980's: from pen-drawn calligraphy covers through Pre-Raphaelite book pages and German Art Nouveau to European state-of-the-art design. He includes many monochrome illustrations, but no bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author Notes

Ruari McLean is a professional designer and a leading authority on the history of book design


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 6
I. Britain and Americap. 7
II. Germanyp. 37
III. Francep. 69