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    American Wood Type: 1828-1900 (Paperback) By (author) Rob Roy Kelly, Foreword by David Shields

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    DescriptionThe first and most authoritative history of wood type in the United States is now reissued in paperback. This book tells the complete story of wood type, beginning with the history of wood as a printing material, the development of decorated letters and large letters, and the invention of machinery for mass-producing wood letters. The 19th-century heyday of wood type is explored in great detail, including all aspects of design, manufacture, and marketing, and the evolution of styles. Many related trades interacted with wood type production; the book examines the influence of lithography, letterpress, metal-plate and wood engraving, sign painting and calligraphy, poster printing, and type-founding. Long out of print, the book is still regarded by scholars and designers as an invaluable resource for a rich legacy of typographic art. More than 600 specimens of wood type are classified and annotated, as are more than 100 specimens of complete fonts. This reissue includes a new foreword by David Shields, Design Curator of the Rob Roy Kelly Wood Type Collection at the University of Texas at Austin, discussing the renewed interest in the subject since the mid-1990s as well as ongoing research into the history of wood type.

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    American Wood Type
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rob Roy Kelly, Foreword by David Shields
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 845 g
    ISBN 13: 9780978588175
    ISBN 10: 0978588177

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    BIC E4L: ART
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BIC subject category V2: AF
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25840
    DC21: 686.224
    BISAC V2.8: DES007050
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Liber Apertus
    Imprint name
    Liber Apertus
    Publication date
    28 May 2010
    Publication City/Country