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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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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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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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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.


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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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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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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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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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