The Secret History of Letters
I.B. Tauris (Verlag)
  • erschienen im Dezember 2006
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 248 Seiten
978-1-84511-028-4 (ISBN)
Type is the bridge between writer and reader, between thought and understanding. This book treats typography as a measure of history. It is a guide through the history of letters and a study of their power. From fashion through propaganda and the development of mass literacy, it shows how typography has changed our world.
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 170 mm
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  • Dicke: 19 mm
  • 395 gr
978-1-84511-028-4 (9781845110284)
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Simon Loxley, practicing typographer, designer and teacher, lives in London. This is his first book.
'Simon Loxley's quirkily elegant Type follows hard on the heels of Lynne Truss's Eats, Shoots and Leaves. It is better designed and typeset than that unlikely bestseller, and its subject, type, is central to the experience of every reader...A heady mixture of intrigue, personal achievement and corporate greed' --Justin Howes, Times Literary Supplement 'Simon Loxley reads between the lines in Type...underscoring the passion and ambition of its designers and highlighting the role that business and technological breakthroughs have had in the way we print and read today' --History Today 'the perfect book to spark an interest in type design amongst world-weary students' --Times Higher Education Supplement 'written like a novel, with the interplay of the great artists and technicians of the world of typography dramatized but never caricatured' --TypographicaTHE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PRINTING HISTORY ASSOCIATION'remarkably good'

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