Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use


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This work explores the art of typography from the dawn of printing to the twentieth century. By tracing the development of type design, Updike discusses the importance of each historic period and the lessons it contains. The original two-volume set has been combined into one hardbound book containing the original 367 typographical illustrations selected from rare and beautiful books. In Volume I, Mr. Updike discusses the Latin alphabet, the invention of printing, the cutting and casting of types, fifteenth-century types in ...

Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use 2001, Oak Knoll Press

ISBN-13: 9781584560562

4th Expanded edition