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Printing History

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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Printing History New Series 16

New Series Number 16 (July 2014)
John Goree, “The Woodblocks of Vesalius and the Printings: From the Renaissance to the Modern Era”
Todd Samuelson, “Still Life”


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Keri Yousi, Balzac, Grandville, and the Rise of Book Illustration [William T. La Moy] 
Frances Wood and Mark Barnard, The Diamond Sutra: The Story of the World’s Earliest Dated Printed Book [Hala Auji]
 


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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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Printing History New Series 15

New Series Number 15 (January 2014)
Donald C. O’Brien, “The Engravers of Philadelphia’s Port Folio Magazine”
Walker Rumble, “Jacobs, Dwiggins and the Short Life of Linotype Charter”
 


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Printing History New Series 14

New Series Number 14 (July 2013)
Gary H. Price, "Printing Mathematics"
Mathilde Kredel Brown Swanson, "Fritz Kredel: Artist, Illustrator, and Grandfather"
 


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The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris
The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris
The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris
The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris

Simon de Colines was one of the greatest typographers, printers and publishers of the Renaissance. He has nevertheless been unfairly neglected. Apart from a pair of scholarly bibliographies, published a century apart, this is the first book-length study of his work.


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Edges of Books
Edges of Books
Edges of Books
Edges of Books
Edges of Books
Edges of Books
Edges of Books
Edges of Books

Edges of Books examines a familiar form from an unfamiliar perspective. When books are on display it is usually their spines, covers, text, or illustrations that are featured. These are the familiar parts of the books—the parts that modern readers have come to interact with the most. Edges of Books takes a different approach, uncovering a tradition that extends back centuries in which the edges of books were important sites for information and decoration.


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Printing History New Series 12

New Series Number Twelve (July 2012)

Joan Boudreau, The Portable Press and Field Printing during the American Civil War.

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Martin Hopkinson, Ex Libris: The Art of Bookplates [Reviewed by Jeffrey Mifflin]

David Pearson, Books as History [Reviewed by Jeffrey Mifflin]

 


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Printing History New Series 10

New Series Number 10 (July 2011)


Readability and Revival: The Case of Caslon by William Berkson

From Palm Leaf to Book: A South Asia Quest by Betsy Davids

Behold You Are Beautiful My Love: The Use of Ornamental Frames in Hebrew Incunabula by Marvin J. Heller

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The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century

Throughout the twentieth century, modern design theories in combination with newer printing technologies offered book designers far more options than were previously available to them. Utilizing these resources, some skillful artisans produced stunning designs in period style, arranging modern re-cuttings of early type designs with historical decoration that resulted in the creation of truly beautiful books; while others preferred a more contemporary aesthetic, building upon earlier principles in a fresh, novel manner.


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