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Work of Stephen Harvard: A Life in Letters, The

Becker, David P.

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ISBN 10: 0914630040 / ISBN 13: 9780914630043
Published by March 31, 2005, 2005
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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62 pages, b&w and color illustrations. Fading to wrappers, bottom left corner slightly bent. Else a very clean, tight copy. Record # 451917. Bookseller Inventory # 451917

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Title: Work of Stephen Harvard: A Life in Letters, ...

Publisher: March 31, 2005

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Edition: 1st Edition

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Calligrapher, stonecutter, illustrator, and type designer, Stephen Harvard's art and craftsmanship were rooted equally in the history of the book and the natural world. At his untimely death in 1988, Harvard left both a collection of graphic works and a body of prose that explored his dream of an ideal alphabet, "a perfect, proportionate set of images that shine with a pythagorean light," a dream that Harvard found as compelling and impossible "as the search for perpetual motion." David P. Becker's lovingly edited and sumptuously illustrated catalog, which won the American Library Association's 1991 Leab Exhibition Catalog Award for Excellence, bears out Harvard's conviction that typography, which is at once art and craft, must "strive to satisfy the intelligence and not the intelligentsia."

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David P. Becker is the former Assistant Curator of Printing and Graphics Arts, Houghton Library at Harvard College Library, Harvard University.

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