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. 150 illustrations.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. 150 illustrations.Read Less
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Tall 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 192 pages. First edition. Bartram, a well-respected book designer and typographer, takes a critical look at a wide range of books published in western Europe and America over the last 500 years and provides his personal view of some of the successes and failures of his predecessors. He discusses how the different elements of text, decoration, and illustration were combined in the layout of the printed page, and comments on whether the resultant design is successful. While respectful of the constraints imposed by the times and conditions in which they were created, he does not hestiate to take even the most famous printers to task for ignoring the needs of the readers. Illustrated with black and white reproductions on nearly every page with comments at the top. Includes select bibliography and index of printers, typecutters, publishers and designers.
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