Printing History


Printing History New Series 12

edited by William T. La Moy
Price: $20.00

New Series Number Twelve (July 2012)

Joan Boudreau, The Portable Press and Field Printing during the American Civil War.

REVIEWS

Martin Hopkinson, Ex Libris: The Art of Bookplates [Reviewed by Jeffrey Mifflin]

David Pearson, Books as History [Reviewed by Jeffrey Mifflin]

Journal details

Publisher: APHA (July, 2012)
ISSN: 0192-9275
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 32
Illustrations: y
Size: 10.25 x 7.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.5

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The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris

by Kay Amert
edited by Robert Bringhurst
Price: $39.99

 

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Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (November, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-1-933360-56-0
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 292
Size: 6 x 9 in.
Shipping Weight: 2

Table of contents

Foreword

Introduction

1       Parisian Printing in the Early Sixteenth Century:  Establishing an Internation Idiom

2       Origins of the French Old-Style: The Roman and Italic Types of Simon de Colines

3       Medicine, Typography, and Renaissance Ideals in Early Sixteenth-Century Paris

4       Sculpture under the Microscope: A Closer Look at Some Sixteenth-Century Letterforms

5       Duet for the Design of Letters: The Work of Simon de Colines and Geofroy Tory

6       The Humanization of a Medieval Form: Geofroy Tory’s and Simon de Coline’s Books of Hours

7       The Phenomenon of the Gros Canon: The Birth of Roman Display Type in Renaissance Paris

8       The Intertwining Strengths of Simon de Colines and His Stepson Robert Estienne

9       The Aldine Hypothesis: Appraising and Reviving Early Italian and French Printing Types

Afterword

Appendix I: Provisional Census of Types Cut by Simon de Colines

Apendix II: Outline of the Typographic Dialogue between Colines and Robert Estienne

Bibliography

Reproduction Credits

Index


Edges of Books

by Steven K. Galbraith
Price: $16.99

Edges of Books examines a familiar form from an unfamiliar perspective. When books are on display it is usually their spines, covers, text, or illustrations that are featured. These are the familiar parts of the books—the parts that modern readers have come to interact with the most. Edges of Books takes a different approach, uncovering a tradition that extends back centuries in which the edges of books were important sites for information and decoration.

Book details

Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (September, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-1-933360-69-0
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 74
Illustrations: 57
Size: 10 x 7 in.
Shipping Weight: 0.4

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The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century

by Jerry Kelly
Price: $39.95

Throughout the twentieth century, modern design theories in combination with newer printing technologies offered book designers far more options than were previously available to them. Utilizing these resources, some skillful artisans produced stunning designs in period style, arranging modern re-cuttings of early type designs with historical decoration that resulted in the creation of truly beautiful books; while others preferred a more contemporary aesthetic, building upon earlier principles in a fresh, novel manner.

Book details

Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (March, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-1-933360-46-1
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Illustrations: 100+
Size: 9 x 12 in.
Shipping Weight: 3

Table of contents

Introduction

Daniel Berkeley Updike

Bruce Rogers

Joseph Blumenthal

Stanley Morison

Francis Meynell

Giovanni Mardersteig

Jan van Krimpen

Jan Tschichold

Max Caflisch

Gotthard de Beauclair

Hermann Zapf

Bibliography

Index


The Bentons

by Patricia A. Cost, Matthew Carter
Price: $24.95 $18.95

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Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (January, 2011)
ISBN-10: 978-1-933360-42-3
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7 x 10 in.
Shipping Weight: 2

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A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection

by Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection, David P. Wall, R. Roger Remington
Price: $19.95

Wood type in myriad designs—from stark condensed sans serifs to bizarre ornamental scripts—created variety in commercial advertising more than 180 years ago, and continues today to influence modern signs, posters, and billboards. The Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection at RIT maintains an impressive collection of wood type, numbering over 300 fonts. This book showcases over 250 of our best wood type specimens, including many complete fonts and samples from unusual designs.

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Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (January, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1-933360-44-7
Binding: Spiral
Pages: 305
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Shipping Weight: 2

Printing History New Series 3

edited by William S. Peterson
Price: $20.00

New Series Number 3 (January 2008)

Gabe Smedresman, Geofroy Tory's Champ Fleury in the Context of the Renaissance Reconstruction of the Roman Capital Alphabet.

Joan Boudreau, Publishing the U.S. Exploring Expedition: The Fruits of the Glorious Enterprise.

REVIEWS

Scott-Martin Kosofsky, ed. The SP Century: Boston's Society of Printers through One Hundred Years of Change. [Martin Antonetti]

Peter Holliday, Edward Johnston: Master Calligrapher. [Jerry Kelly]

Journal details

Publisher: APHA (January, 2008)
ISSN: 0192-9275
Binding: softcover
Pages: 48
Illustrations: yes
Size: 10.25 x 7.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.5

Printing History New Series 4

edited by William S. Peterson
Price: $20.00

New Series Number 4 (July 2008)

James Mosley, The Materials of Typefounding: A List of Surviving Collections.

Simon Loxley, Frederic Warde, Crosby Giage, and the Watch Hill Press.

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Publisher: APHA (July, 2008)
ISSN: 0192-9275
Binding: softcover
Pages: 48
Illustrations: yes
Size: 10.25 x 7.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.5

Printing History New Series 6

edited by William S. Peterson
Price: $20.00

New Series Number 6 (July 2009)

Barbara Heritage, Collecting Litho Jam Jar Labels and Teaching Wood-Engraved Elephants: Rare Book School’s Printing Surfaces Collection.

Jerry Kelly, Hermann Zapf at Ninety

Richard L. Hopkins, Saving Printing History Outside the Box.

REVIEWS

Giancarlo Petrella, Uomini, torchi e libri nel Rinascimento. [Paul F. Gehl]

T. H. Howard-Hill, The British Book Trade, 1475–1890: A Bibliography. [WP]

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Publisher: APHA (July, 2009)
ISSN: 0192-9275
Binding: softcover
Pages: 48
Illustrations: yes
Size: 10.25 x 7.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.5

Printing History New Series 5

edited by William S. Peterson
Price: $20.00

New Series Number 5 (Janaury 2009)

H. George Fletcher, Aldus, UCLA, and Me.

Nile Green, The Development of Arabic-Script Typography in Georgian Britain.

REVIEWS

Christopher Burke, Active Literature: Jan Tschichold and New Typography. [Jerry Kelly]

Alan Bartram, Typeforms: A History. [Alastair Johnston]

Scott E. Casper, Jeffrey D. Groves, Stephen W. Nissenbaum, and Michael Winship, eds., A History of the Book in America (vol. 3). [Paul S. Koda]

Journal details

Publisher: APHA (January, 2009)
ISSN: 0192-9275
Binding: softcover
Pages: 40
Illustrations: yes
Size: 10.25 x 7.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.5
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