Printing 1770-1970: an Illustrated History of Its Development and Uses in England

 
9780712345965: Printing 1770-1970: an Illustrated History of Its Development and Uses in England

Since its first, 1970 edition, PRINTING 1770-1970 has become the definitive guide to printing history for every true printing aficionado. It is a study of the rapid changes in printing technology through the past 200 years, from the Handpress Age to the dawn of the Information Age. Twyman educates the reader through a chronological, highly organized text. Beginning with "The Information Explosion," the reader is introduced to the social history of 18th-century printing trade in England. Subjects covered are migration patterns of printers, printers' work spaces, information flow, and the relationship between community and printing services. Other chapters, titled "New Processes," "Printing in Colour," "From Craft to Technology," "Types and Other Letterforms," "Pictures into Print," and "Design: Survivals and New Approaches" provide a comprehensive and authoritative history of the printing trade. These chapters cover subjects such as aquatint and wire engraving, printing machines, hand coloring, soap advertisements, cathode-ray typesetting, and ceremonious printing. Twyman also makes great use of the Constance Meade Collection as a visual tool. With over 800 illustrations - many in color - PRINTING 1770-1970 can be appreciated by the novice art lover and amateur historian, as well as the graphic artist and printing scholar. Michael Twyman, Ph.D. is an internationally heralded authority on printing and typography during the machine age. His current position is Professor of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. Jacket shows fading. Crease in jacket flap. 285 pages. cloth, dust jacket.. 4to..

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Twyman, Michael
Published by British Library (1998)
ISBN 10: 0712345965 ISBN 13: 9780712345965
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description British Library, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020712345965

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 361.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Michael Twyman
Published by British Library (1998)
ISBN 10: 0712345965 ISBN 13: 9780712345965
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description British Library, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0712345965

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 653.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds