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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Abstract

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
Date: 16 August 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baskerville, books, composition, design, layout, printing, text, typefaces, typography, typographer
Subjects: P400 Publishing
V100 History by period
V200 History by area
V300 History by topic
W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Visual Communication
Depositing User: Caroline Archer
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 11:46
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2020 12:29
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5406

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