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Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection
Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection
Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection
Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection
Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection
Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection

A copiously illustrated and scholarly analysis of the single most important collection of 19th century American decorated stoneware. The book is a careful study of ordinary forms and their humble, utilitarian purposes that became vessels for an expression of a person, of a place, or of an event. What started out as an everyday ware was transformed into a work of art and the decorative designs in cobalt blue afford insight into and reflect life in 19th century America.


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Outside the Game: A Collection of Inspirational Sports Stories

In this collection of inspirational sports stories previously published in Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle, Mandelaro describes the triumphs and tragedies of local and national athletes. These narratives go beyond the wins and losses of the game to illuminate the perserverance of the human spirit over challenging life situations.


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No Words Posters
No Words Posters
No Words Posters
No Words Posters
No Words Posters
No Words Posters
No Words Posters
No Words Posters

No Words Posters is a collection of nearly 200 posters by over 100 designers from around the world. Milani has selectively gathered a visual repertoire of images that transcend the written word to deliver a unique perspective on social issues.

Included in this book is a Foreword by R. Roger Remington, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design at Rochester Institute of Technology and the comments of:


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The Dark Night Returns
The Dark Night Returns
The Dark Night Returns
The Dark Night Returns

Crime comic books in the 1950s caused controversy leading to their suppression and near extinction. Twenty-five years later, the dark hero, femme fatale, and bleak outlook of crime story comic books are even more striking and subversive. Terrence Wandtke traces the history of crime comics from their beginnings to the current resurgence and analyzes the cultural forces that give rise to influential works like Frank Miller’s Sin City, Brian Azzarello’s 100 Bullets, and Ed Brubaker’s Criminal.


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Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology

Since its founding in 1969, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology has grown from the personal library of its namesake Melbert B. Cary Jr., to one of the nation’s premier libraries on graphic communication history. Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection brings this history to life with a selection of items that not only exemplify the scope and mission of the library, but are treasures in their own right.


Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel

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An enthralling literary debut that evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany—a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal, rich in atmosphere and historical detail, told through the lives of the three men who made it possible.

Youthful, ambitious Peter Schoeffer is on the verge of professional success as a scribe in Paris when his foster father, wealthy merchant and bookseller Johann Fust, summons him home to corrupt, feud-plagued Mainz to meet “a most amazing man.”


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History of the Phototypesetting Era
History of the Phototypesetting Era

Tracing one of the most important eras and turning points of printing industry technological transitions, this 340-page book is for those wanting to understand the technology and impact of phototypesetting that linked the centuries-old practice of hot metal typesetting and letterpress printing with the computer age.  


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Vignelli Drawings: A Collection of Sketches for Book Design
Vignelli Drawings: A Collection of Sketches for Book Design
Vignelli Drawings: A Collection of Sketches for Book Design
Vignelli Drawings: A Collection of Sketches for Book Design
Vignelli Drawings: A Collection of Sketches for Book Design
Vignelli Drawings: A Collection of Sketches for Book Design

RIT's Vignelli Center for Design Studies has produced a new book, VIGNELLI DRAWINGS. For the first time readers can look inside Massimo Vignelli's book design process. Never seen before, ten of his book designs are deconstructed showing his page grid, hand drawn sketches and the photography on the printed pages. Vignelli said, "The grid is an integral part of book design. It's not something that you see physically. It's just like underwear. You wear it but it is not exposed." In this age of digital visualization, it is refreshing to see a master designer's ability at drawing.


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Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined
Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined
Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined
Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined
Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined
Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined
Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined

Elaine Lustig Cohen is widely recognized for the client-based design work she produced in the 1950s and 1960s. Influenced at an early age in Modernism, she was later rewarded with accolades for her work as a fine artist in painting and collage.Aaris Sherin focuses on Cohen as a multi-faceted designer, paying particular attention to the book covers she designed for Meridian Books and New Directions. The author provides a critical overview of Cohen’s career based on interview sessions with the artist along with full color examples of her work.


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Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision
Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision
Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision
Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision
Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision
Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision
Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision

Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision is a portrait of two important twentieth-century designers whose careers intertwined since the 1950s. The Vignellis promote a modernist philosophy of designing for a better society: resourceful use of space and materials, clear communication, lasting quality, and logical functionality.


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