Type, typography and the typographer

Archer, Caroline (2019) Type, typography and the typographer. In: A companion to the history of the book. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 81-94. ISBN 9781119018193

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This chapter considers the changing role of typography and the evolving practices of the typographer across six centuries. It charts the effect of technology, trade, and training on the profession as typographic responsibility passed from printer to compositor, to designer, and finally to Everyman. This chapter also considers the changing visual appearance of typographic books and their journey to free themselves from the conventions of the manuscript book and their influence on the e‐book.

Item Type: Book Section
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119018193
16 August 2019Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baskerville, books, composition, design, layout, printing, text, typefaces, typography, typographer
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-03 - publishing
CAH20 - historical, philosophical and religious studies > CAH20-01 - history and archaeology > CAH20-01-01 - history
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-03 - design studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-05 - others in creative arts and design
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > College of Digital Arts
Depositing User: Caroline Archer
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 11:46
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 12:18
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5406

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