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Thinking in Script

Thinking in Script
Thinking in Script
Thinking in Script
A Letter of Thanks from Edward Johnston to Paul Standard, 26 April?5 May 1944

Paul Standard named Edward Johnston as "The great exemplar of modern calligraphy, the link between all scribes living and departed." With this auspicious introduction, it is no wonder that Standard became Johnston’s chief benefactor in later years, heading a fund drive to save Johnston from destitution in his infirmity.

Johnston's letter of thanks became one of Standard's cherished possessions and is here recaptured in a beautiful duotone facsimile. This letterpress-printed book also includes a transcription of the letter and a list of noted contributors to Johnston's fund.


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Paul Standard named Edward Johnston as "The great exemplar of modern calligraphy, the link between all scribes living and departed." With this auspicious introduction, it is no wonder that Standard became Johnston’s chief benefactor in later years, heading a fund drive to save Johnston from destitution in his infirmity.

Johnston's letter of thanks became one of Standard's cherished possessions and is here recaptured in a beautiful duotone facsimile. This letterpress-printed book also includes a transcription of the letter and a list of noted contributors to Johnston's fund.

 

Details

Publisher: Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection, Rochester Institute of Technology (12/1969)
Binding: softcover
Pages: 52
Illustrations: 11 color
Size: 9.25 x 9.75 in.
Shipping Weight: 0.4lb
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Table of Contents

Foreword by David Pankow, 7

Introduction by Mark Argetsinger, 9
Facsimilie of letter from Edward Johnston to Paul Standard, 23
Appendices: 
1. Transcription of the letter, 39
2. Appeals for Edward Johnston's relief solicited by the National Society for Art Masters and by Paul Standard, 42
3. Letter from Paul Standard to Edward Johnston, Letter from Ernst Frederick Detterer to Edward Johnston, 43
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