Five Hundred Years of Book Design

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9780300090581: Five Hundred Years of Book Design

Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.; 192 pages; Description: 192 p. : ill. ; 31 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 190) and index. Subjects: Book design --History. Summary: Cleverly written and handsomely produced, this visual history of book design and production is intended for a wide audience. Students of graphic design and the history of the book, bibliophiles, collectors, and all who are interested in the visual communication of ideas. With 150 illustrations.

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Alan Bartram is a book designer and the author of many graphic design titles, including Typefaces for Books (with James Sutton), Making Books: Design in British Publishing Since 1945, and Creating the Printed Page.

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In 500 Years of Book Design, British book designer Alan Bartram (Typefaces for Books) parses the rectos and versos of pages famous (the Kelmscott Chaucer) and less so (Benjamin Franklin's edition of Cicero's Cato Major), showing how and why different typesetting decisions are made. And he does so by example this beautifully laid-out book puts commentary on the top quarter of each page, with the remainder being devoted to wonderful reproductions of the classic designs in question. More a set of self-described "personal observations" than systematic study, this book will entice anyone who reads for more than gist.

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