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Five Hundred Years of Book Design


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Five Hundred Years of Book Design - Bartram, Alan
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What decisions lie behind the way a book is designed? How are readers of books helped or hindered by the choices that a designer, publisher or printer has made in presenting an author's text to its intended audience? Are there any lessons we can learn from a study of books produced over the last 500 years? In this study of book design of the past five centuries, Alan Bartram looks at the successes and failures of his predecessors. Some classics of layout and production are examined, and Bartram looks with fresh eyes at a ...

Five Hundred Years of Book Design 2001, The British Library Publishing Division, London

ISBN-13: 9780712347372