Places, spaces and the printing press: trade interactions in Birmingham

Archer-Parre, Caroline (2020) Places, spaces and the printing press: trade interactions in Birmingham. Midland History, 45 (2). pp. 144-159. ISSN 0047-729X

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Abstract

With particular reference to Birmingham’s printing industry, this article considers how machines and materials, crafts and skills, alongside working practices and specialist knowledge were transferred between the local printing industry and the many and various trades active in the region during the long eighteenth century. It demonstrates how the effect of place and space and the unique combination of skills and materials available in the town assisted in the technical progress of the printing industry and gave rise to specialist forms of printing, some of which are still active in the region today.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/0047729X.2020.1767971
Date: 27 June 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baskerville, Birmingham, engraving, Enlightenment, gun trade, ICI, jewellery trade, japanware, Kynoch, letterpress, metals, place, printing, space, transfer printing, type-founding, Wedgwood
Subjects: V100 History by period
V200 History by area
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Visual Communication
Depositing User: Caroline Parre
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2020 14:42
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 10:37
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9442

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