A Short History of the Printed Word
Knopf, 1970 - 244 pagina's
"The earliest formuation of the letters of the alphabet to recent developments in twentieth-century graphic technology, are made clear through a lucid and lively narrive interspersed with more than 200 pertinent illustrations ... Here is the evolution of the printing press ... the great printers and the art of the inspired typographers ... and always the interaction between printing and the society and culture in which it grew is underlined"--Cover.
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - jennybeast - LibraryThing
This is THE book for printing history. Why had I never heard of it before? Why? why? It's excellently concise, well exampled and very readable. THE book. Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - zerol8on - LibraryThing
a concise review of the history of printing, from the incunables to modern day. goes very quickly, often listing names in passing, so that if the particular era interets the reader, try have a place to start continuing research. overall, a satisfying experience. Volledige review lezen