John Baskerville

Art and Industry of the Englightenment

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Author: Caroline Archer-Parré,Malcolm Dick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1786948605

Category: History

Page: 288

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This book is concerned with the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure, John Baskerville (1707-75). Baskerville was a Birmingham inventor, entrepreneur and artist with a worldwide reputation who made eighteenth-century Birmingham a city without typographic equal, by changing the course of type design. Baskerville not only designed one of the world's most historically important typefaces, he also experimented with casting and setting type, improved the construction of the printing-press, developed a new kind of paper and refined the quality of printing inks. His typographic experiments put him ahead of his time, had an international impact and did much to enhance the printing and publishing industries of his day. Yet despite his importance, fame and influence many aspects of Baskerville's work and life remain unexplored and his contribution to the arts, industry, culture and society of the Enlightenment are largely unrecognized. Moreover, recent scholarly research in archaeology, art and design, history, literary studies and typography, is leading to a fundamental reassessment of many aspects of Baskerville's life and impact, including his birthplace, his work as an industrialist, the networks which sustained him and the reception of his printing in Britain and overseas. The last major, but inadequate publication of Baskerville dates from 1975. Now, forty years on, the time is ripe for a new book. This interdisciplinary approach provides an original contribution to printing history, eighteenth-century studies and the dissemination of ideas.

The Dictionary of the Book

A Glossary for Book Collectors, Booksellers, Librarians, and Others

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Author: Sidney E. Berger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442263407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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Finally, here is the definitive glossary of the book, offering readers all the terms they will need for thorough understanding of how books are made, the materials they are made of, and how they are described in the bookselling, book collecting, and library worlds. Every key term --- over 1,300 different words --- that could be used in booksellers’ catalogs, library records, and collectors’ descriptions of their holdings is represented in this dictionary. This authoritative source covers all areas of book knowledge: the book as physical object, typeface terminology, paper, printing, book collecting, book design, bibliography, calligraphy, t he language of manuscripts, writing implements, librarianship, legal issues, the parts of a book, and much more. The definitions are supplemented by more than 100 illustrations showing the book as a physical object: parts of books, kinds of illustrations, kinds of printing techniques, tools that librarians, booksellers, and collectors refer to that are used in the making of books, kinds of binding structures and decoration, kinds of paper decoration, and other things.

Harper's Magazine

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Author: Henry Mills Alden,Frederick Lewis Allen,Lee Foster Hartman,Thomas Bucklin Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

Harper's New Monthly Magazine

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Author: Henry Mills Alden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.

Design

Die ganze Geschichte

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Author: Elizabeth Wilhide

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832199296

Category:

Page: 576

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Bulletin

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Author: Smith College. Museum of Art

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Wissenschaft bei Sherlock Holmes und die Anfänge der Gerichtsmedizin

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Author: E. J. Wagner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527503781

Category:

Page: 234

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Sherlock Holmes ist nicht einfach nur ein Klassiker, mit seinen rationalen und wissenschafltichen Methoden ist er der Urvater der heute so beliebten Serien über Forensiker und Gerichtsmediziner (CSI, Der letzte Zeuge, Crossing Jordan). Da liegt es nahe, dass E.J. Wagner die Sherlock Holmes Geschichte gemeinsam mit den Anfängen der Kriminaltechnik unter die Lupe nimmt. Die Autorin beschreibt, mit welchen Aberglauben sich die Kriminalisten im 19. Jahrhundert noch herumschlagen mussten und mit welchen Tricks sie den Schurken auf die Schliche kamen. Elementar, wenn Sie sich für Forsensik, ihre Geschichte und den wohl berühmtesten Detektiven aller Zeiten interessieren.

American Type Design and Designers

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Author: David Consuegra

Publisher: Allworth Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 319

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Graphic designers will enrich their understanding of American type design andype designers with this reference. The history of type in America ishronicled through the typefaces and biographies of 62 of the mostnfluential type designers, such as Linn Boyd Benton, Morris Fuller Benton,ashington Ludlow and Darius Wells, and through the description and historyf nine American type foundries working in metal, photo, serigraphic andigital formats. Also contained in this volume are a chronological time linef type-related events from 1600 to 2000, a comparative type chronology ofmerican and European typefaces from 1620 to 1998, and a comprehensivelossary of type terms.;With recreations and histories of 334 differentypefaces, complete with samplings from both obscure and known publications,nd 700 black-and-white illustrations, this reference reveals the fullontribution America has made to the world of type design. Compiled by aeteran designer and design professor through more than a decade of research,his book should prove a useful addition to the bookshelf of anyone working

Wie man die Welt verändert

Über Marx und den Marxismus

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Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446240721

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Wer glaubt, Karl Marx sei tot, der irrt. Die Krise des kapitalistischen Systems hat neues Interesse an seinen Ideen geweckt. Eric Hobsbawm, seit seiner Jugend überzeugter Marxist, zeigt, was wir noch heute von Marx lernen können. Ein Leben lang hat sich der Historiker aus Großbritannien mit den Widersprüchen beschäftigt, die seit der Finanzkrise selbst liberale Ökonomen am Weltbild eines schlichten Kapitalismus zweifeln lassen. Hobsbawms neues Buch zeigt, wie der Marxismus in den letzten 150 Jahren die angeblich alternativlosen Regeln der kapitalistischen Wirtschaft in Frage gestellt und widerlegt hat. In Hobsbawm hat Marx seinen souveränen Interpreten für das 21. Jahrhundert gefunden.

Saturday Review

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Author: Bernard Augustine De Voto,R. R. Bowker LLC

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835203944

Category: Intellectual life

Page: 795

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Der Mensch und seine Zeichen

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Author: Adrian Frutiger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865399076

Category:

Page: 160

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Das kleine Standardwerk für alle, die sich einführend und dennoch umfassend mit dem Phänomen der Zeichen und Symbole im allgemeinen und dem der Schriftentwicklung im speziellen auseinandersetzen möchten! In der Verbindung von dem Text des großen Schriftenentwicklers Adrian Frutiger, der die Wurzeln von Symbolen und Schrift verständlich macht, und seinen Illustrationen wird dem Leser Theorie und Praxis der Zeichengestaltung anschaulich vermittelt.