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Printing History

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

4 Reviews

 


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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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The Bentons

The ease with which we can choose a typeface today from a plethora of options to fit a particular need is something we may take for granted, but it is possible only because of the tremendous amount of labor and ingenuity that came before. The story of the lives and work of Linn Boyd Benton and Morris Fuller Benton is an important chapter in the history of type, recalling a time in American history when men quietly worked at developing and improving mechanical technologies that they thought would continue evolving incrementally into the future.

Foreword by Matthew Carter.


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Printing History New Series 9

New Series Number 9 (January 2011)


Michael Winship, Pirates, Shipwrecks, and Comic Almanacs: Charles Ellms Packages Books in Nineteenth-Century America.

Alastair M. Johnston, A Glance at the First Century of California Printing.

Ellen Mazur Thomson, The Cornhill Booklet, 1900–1914.

 


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Printing History New Series 8

New Series Number 8 (July 2010)


Susan Ashbrook, Two Portraits of Cape Cod: Amelia Watson and Clare Leighton.

Matthew McLennan Young, The Rise and Fall of the Printers’ International Specimen Exchange .

Andrew M. Stauffer, Legends of the Mummy Paper.

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Yosef Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America 1735–1926: A History and Annotated Bibliography. [Scott-Martin Kosofsky]

Richard Benson, The Printed Picture. [Martin Antonetti]


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