With 64 page, illustrated supplementary booklet in rear pocket. A facsimile of the 1818 Italian edition. Two ribbon page markers. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The birth of the legendary typeface: The complete reproduction of Bodoni's rare masterwork Celebrated printer and type designer Giambattista Bodoni set the standard for printing the alphabet with his Manuale tipografico (1818). The two-volume set—published posthumously in a limited edition of 250—features 142 sets of roman and italic typefaces, a wide selection of borders, ornaments, symbols, and flowers, as well as Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Arabic, Phoenician, Armenian, Coptic, and Tibetan alphabets.
Official printer for the Duke of Parma, Bodoni (1740-1813) declared that well-designed type derived its beauty from four principles: uniformity of design, sharpness and neatness, good taste, and charm. His typefaces display an unprecedented degree of technical refinement, and epitomize purity and grace. The culmination of more than four decades of work, the Manuale tipografico represents one of history's greatest typographical achievements. The Bodoni typeface is still widely used even today, both in digital media and in print, and TASCHEN’s meticulous reprint of Bodoni’s masterwork gives readers a rare opportunity to explore the origins of the Bodoni typeface and learn about its creator.
About the Author: Stephan Füssel is director of the Institute for Book Sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, and holder of the Gutenberg Chair at the same university. He has published prolifically on the early days of printing, the sale and publication of books between the 18th and 20th centuries, and the future of communications.
Title: Manual Of Typography
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Facsimile Edition
Book Description Taschen, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. This is a huge heavy book that will be only loved by there hard core typographers who care about looking at the facsimile original source. This book is all a reproduction, in small scale and printed in very thin paper. I don't want to spoil your purchase so consider this as a warning. It is archival material. I love it but buy it only if you are obsessed with Bodoni and Bodoni layouts done quite a few centuries ago . They book is heavy and thick. It's in great condition. Seller Inventory # ABE-1513286915942
Book Description Taschen. Condition: Used - Like New. 2010. Hardcover. Fine. Seller Inventory # C30916
Book Description Köln, Taschem GmbH., 2010. Original publisher's red cloth hardback, white lettering spine and frontcover, blindstamp lettering front- & backcover, thick large 4to: Vol. 1: 1232pp. In rear pocket: volume 2: Stapled red wrappers, lettering frontcover, large 4to: 64pp., appendix, glossary, colophon. Very fine copy. Seller Inventory # 153448
Book Description Taschen, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG3836505533
Book Description Taschen, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Har/Bklt M. Seller Inventory # DADAX3836505533
Book Description TASCHEN, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M3836505533
Book Description Taschen, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Har/Bklt M. 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!. Seller Inventory # 3836505533q
Book Description Taschen 2010-10-01, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: good. Har/Bklt M. 3836505533. Seller Inventory # 717879
Book Description Taschen, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P023836505533
Book Description Taschen, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P013836505533