Books and Printing: A Treasury for Typophiles
Now reprinted in softcover on account of popular demand, Books and Printing -- the text of which is composed in twenty-one different typefaces -- is a miscellany of articles by the foremost practitioners of the art of bookmaking.The forty-two contributions in the book have a great deal to say to the admirer of beautiful books and to the student of typography on the subject of book design. Some of the subjects included, among others, are printers' marks, the private press, the fine art of printing, type ornament, calligraphy and lettering, the ideal book, and thc love of printing. As the editor writes in the introduction: In selecting material of appeal to the collector, printer, typographer, and student, I have not overlooked the professional curiosity of editors.... Where there was a choice, the preference was for the author with a point of view and the ability to express it interestingly.Anyone who has any urge to know what lies behind the making of a book, or about the art of printing in general, will find this fascinating reading.
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