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History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)
History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)
History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)
History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)
History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)
History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)
History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)

From the Victorian era to the start of the twenty-first century, the Mergenthaler Linotype Company dominated the typesetting and printing industries. Unlike previous books which have ended with the invention of the Linotype, Frank Romano tells the rest of the story. This book details the products, the people, and the corporate activities that kept the company ahead of its competition in hot metal, phototypesetting, and pre-press technology. Over ten corporate entities eventually formed the U.S. manufacturer, which ended its corporate life as a division of a German press maker.


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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Epictetus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance

Epictetus (c. 50-c. 120 CE) was born a slave. His master, Epaphroditus, allowed him to attend the lectures of the Stoic philosopher Musonius Rufus and later gave him his freedom. From numerous references in his Discourses it is clear that Epictetus valued freedom as a precious possession. He would have been on the side of the many people living now who, while not actually enslaved, are denied true freedom by the harsh circumstances of their lives.


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Superheroes in Crisis
Superheroes in Crisis
Superheroes in Crisis

As the founding fathers of the superhero comic books, Superman and Batman have defined a genre of American mythology from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The author describes how the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight dealt with their midlife crises brought on by the cultural and social changes of the 1960s and 1970s. Johnson describes how the superheroes’ problems and adaptations mirror much of American societal changes during that time.


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Becoming Visible
Becoming Visible
Becoming Visible

Becoming Visible brings together scholarly discussions of visibility and illness, photographs of an experience in treatment for Hodgkins lymphoma, and personal testimonial about that time. An artistic and academic contribution to the fields of trauma studies, disability studies and autopathography, this cancer journey reveals how the forces of art and narrative can contribute to social dynamics for change.


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New Beginnings:  Acquiring and Living with a Cochlear Implant

Fifteen stories written by deaf/hard of hearing individuals who have had cochlear implants are told within the context of unique histories that are intimate, personal and moving. Readers will gain insight into the personal struggles, challenges, and benefits for those who made the decision to get a cochlear implant. The writers share their process over the decision to obtain an implant as well as the delights and disappointments in hearing with one.


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From My Seat on the Aisle: Movies and Memories

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From My Seat on the Aisle chronicles more than 30 years of Jack Garner’s experience as a nationally syndicated film critic for the Gannett newspapers. His book compiles the best of his essays, reviews, and interviews with many Hollywood celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Jimmy Stewart, Woody Allen, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Garner offers a unique perspective into the world of film that is humorous, anecdotal, and insightful. 


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Unfinished Stories: The Narrative Photography of Hansel Mieth and Marion Palfi
Unfinished Stories: The Narrative Photography of Hansel Mieth and Marion Palfi
Unfinished Stories: The Narrative Photography of Hansel Mieth and Marion Palfi

Unfinished Stories presents a parallel study of the lives and narrative photography of Hansel Mieth (1909–1998) and Marion Palfi (1907–1978). Mieth was the second woman staff photographer employed by Life magazine. Palfi’s photo of Henry Street Settlement kids was the first cover of Ebony magazine. German born émigrés who never met, they constructed remarkably similar photo narratives of unseen America.


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Narrative Structure in Comics
Narrative Structure in Comics
Narrative Structure in Comics

In Narrative Structure in Comics: Making Sense of Fragments, Barbara Postema seeks to explain how comics communicate and create meaning, with an emphasis on two aspects of comics. She first examines the pictorial quality of comics, which receives more emphasis than verbal/textual elements.  Her second focus is upon the storytelling and narrative qualities of comics, as well as the literary explorations they provide.


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With Fire: Richard Hirsch (Softcover)
With Fire: Richard Hirsch (Softcover)
With Fire: Richard Hirsch (Softcover)
With Fire: Richard Hirsch (Softcover)

With Fire is the story of ceramic artist Richard Hirsch, and an examination of the work for which he is so widely celebrated. This richly illustrated book presents the life of an artist whose career spans some of the most important developments in the American Clay Movement. Hirsch established a connection with the legendary Raku and Ohi families, whose influence created a lasting pedagogical and creative link to the West that continues today.

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