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Title:
An introduction to the history of printing types : an illustrated summary of the main stages in the development of type design from 1440 up to the present day : an aid to type face identification
Author:
Dowding, Geoffrey, 1911-
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Publication Information:
London : British Library ; New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xxiv, 277 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Wace & Co., 1961.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1520 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780712345774

9780712345637

9781884718434

9781884718441
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Book

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Summary

Originally published in 1961, this survey of the history of type design covers the changes which occurred over five centuries, (exemplified by the ways in which the great printer-publishers used types) reflecting often radically different approaches to the dissemination of texts. It describes types created by designers such as Baskerville, Bodom, Caslon, Morison and Goudy.


Summary

Originally published in 1961, this survey of the history of type design covers the changes which occurred over five centuries, (exemplified by the ways in which the great printer-publishers used types) reflecting often radically different approaches to the dissemination of texts. It describes types created by designers such as Baskerville, Bodom, Caslon, Morison and Goudy.


Summary

Essential for building an appreciation of the rich heritage of expressive letter design. Beyond a history of such designers as Bodini, Goudy, and Baskerville, here is practical guidance for identifying unfamiliar types, and encouraging confidence in handling a variety of faces.


Summary

Essential for building an appreciation of the rich heritage of expressive letter design. Beyond a history of such designers as Bodini, Goudy, and Baskerville, here is practical guidance for identifying unfamiliar types, and encouraging confidence in handling a variety of faces.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xxi
Part 1 the Book Types Ip. 3
Gothicp. 5
Roman Venetianp. 19
Roman Old Facep. 31
The Italicsp. 43
The Intermediate1 or Transitional Romansp. 59
The Modern-Face Romansp. 75
The Modernized Italicsp. 87
Old Stylep. 97
Twentieth- Century Typesp. 101
IIp. 109
Part 2 the Display Typesp. 109
Latin or Renaissance Scriptsp. 127
Decoratedp. 145
Shadedp. 155
Fat Facep. 161
Antique or Egyptianp. 169
Shadowed or Three-Dimensional1p. 175
Sans Serifp. 179
Reversed or Cameop. 183
Ionicp. 187
Outline or Openp. 191
Clarendonp. 195
Calligraphicp. 199
Stencilp. 203
Typewriterp. 205
Miscellaneous Display Typesp. 207
Notes on the Illustrationsp. 209
Appendix I

p. 264

Appendix II Serifsp. 267
Bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 273