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Moments of Truth, ebook

Withstanding childhood poverty in a migrant farming family and an illness in 1943 at age 11 that left him profoundly deaf, Robert R. Davila persevered to become one of the first deaf persons in history to earn a doctorate. He did so at a time when interpreting in higher education had not yet become a professional support service. Davila worked unfailingly to achieve positions of stature as vice president of Gallaudet University, the president of three major deaf education organizations, and the seeming culmination of his career as the highest appointed deaf official ever in the U.S.


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Rochester Panorama
Rochester Panorama
Rochester Panorama
Rochester Panorama

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Inspired by a 1906 panoramic photo of Rochester, New York, Frank Cost captured numerous panoramas of modern-day Rochester over a ten-year period (2002–2011) using a variety of digital technologies. The images were all created by stitching multiple frames together to create the panorama. This oversized book contains over twenty of these stunning images.  


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What Is Reading For? Special Edition

“Reading could have a rich and interesting future, because it does have a rich and interesting past. But if no one remembers that past, it may not mean much to the future.”

This succinct and thoughtful essay is the text of a talk commissioned for a symposium entitled The Future of Reading which was held at RIT in June 2010. Written and designed by Robert Bringhurst, this limited edition is carefully crafted and letterpress printed. 50 copies, printed on handmade paper, signed by the author.


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What Is Reading For?

“Reading could have a rich and interesting future, because it does have a rich and interesting past. But if no one remembers that past, it may not mean much to the future.”

This succinct and thoughtful essay is the text of a talk commissioned for a symposium entitled The Future of Reading which was held at RIT in June 2010. Written and designed by Robert Bringhurst, this limited edition is carefully crafted and letterpress printed. Printed on Mohawk Ticonderoga paper.


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Test Targets 10
Test Targets 10
Test Targets 10
Test Targets 10
Edited By Robert Chung

Test Targets is a collection of scholarly papers contributed by faculty, students, and alumni of Rochester Institute of Technology. It is a collaborative effort exploring the use of scientific method for color imaging and process control. The content is a result of student teamwork to publish a technical journal for a graduate-level course titled Advanced Color Management.


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What Our Lettering Needs
What Our Lettering Needs
What Our Lettering Needs
What Our Lettering Needs

This book is a thorough account of Hermann Zapf’s contributions to the artistry and success of Hallmark Cards, an experience that is now fully blended into the company’s rich heritage. Since the late ‘70s, designer Rick Cusick has provided, in articles and presentations, most of what has been written about the Hallmark/Zapf association. This beautifully illustrated book is a tribute to Zapf’s own philosophy that the artist’s challenge is “to ensure, despite technology and mass production, that beauty is never lost.”


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About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets

This book, a companion volume to the Typophile Chapbook About Alphabets (1960, updated 1970), describes Zapf's post-1970 type designs and provides new research on many of the earlier types. In this volume, Jerry Kelly describes the origins and history of numerous Hermann Zapf typefaces including Marconi, ITC Zapf International, Linotype Zapfino, and Zapf Civilité. Kelly also includes new information on the Palatino nova and Optima nova families.


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Colleagues
Colleagues
Colleagues
Colleagues
Colleagues

Using ground-breaking advances in printing technology and a bold approach to graphic design, the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press presents Colleagues, a visually stunning collection of portraits by John Retallack with a companion poem, “Enter the Eyes” by Anne C. Coon. The interplay of images and words, introduced by a conversation between Retallack and Coon, challenges the viewer’s understanding of the art, aesthetics, and dynamics of portraiture.


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Lucretius: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance

Lucretius (c. 99 BCE?c. 55 BCE) is the author of De Rerum Natura, a work which tries to explain and expound the doctrines of the earlier Greek philosopher Epicurus. The Epicurean view of the world is that it is composed entirely of atoms moving about in infinite space.


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The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David

This book rediscovers an important contribution to a popular field of graphic design and suggests that Ismar David's calligraphic book jackets present a viable alternative to the current design approach.


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