Work in Hand: Script, Print and Writing, 1690-1840 is about the relationship between manual writing and print. Handwriting, and how it is seen and understood, changes a lot during this period, as can be seen in printed engravings of handwriting, in the form of copy-books, and engraved autographs. It is now that English round hand, the ancestor of modern handwriting, develops.
Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication. Ellen Lupton provides clear and focused guidance on how letters, words, and paragraphs should be aligned, spaced, ordered, and shaped. The book covers all typography essentials, from typefaces and type families, to kerning and tracking, to using a grid. Visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form, including what the rules are, and how to break them.
This illustrated guide focuses on printing methods and techniques, from the invention of printing in the Far East and Europe to the digital revolution. The book explains how both printing methods and techniques play a role in shaping their end product.
This illustrated book covers the history of printing from the earliest alphabets, and includes such topics as the evolution of the printing press, contributions of great printers and typographers, and twentieth century graphic technology.
First published in 1961, this is the standard work on the use of type faces over the last five hundred years. It is an illustrated summary on the main stages in the development of type design and also offers practical guidance for identifying types.
This standard beginner's volume on the history of printing covers type design, the spread of printing in Europe, the effect of printing on society, public and private presses, paper, binding, illustration, the publishing trade, and censorship.
Survey of the communications revolution in 15th century Europe. Topics include the implications of the introduction of printing, the shift from script to print, and the effects of printing on Western intellectual thought. Based on the author's monumental work The Printing Press as an Agent of Change which was the first comprehensive treatment of the subject.
Starting with the history of printing in Mediaeval Europe, Anatomy of Printing surveys the historical influences that have shaped the printed page from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. This illustrated book is based on twenty years of research by a distinguished designer.