(Typographic Firsts) PDF/EPUB Ø John Boardley
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"In Fact Very Readable "fact very eadable interesting to anyone any curiosity about typographic history it starts wit. Ovative solutions to eplicate the appearance of manuscript books in print and improve on them throughout the Renaissance The illustrated examples in Typographic Firsts originate in those early decades bringing into focus the influences and innovations that shaped the printed book and established a Western typographic canon From the practical challenges of
POLYCHROMATIC PRINTING AND SHEET MUSIC PRINTING TO THE TECHNIUES printing and sheet music printing to the techniues H the beginnings of
moveable printing in the west and type printing in the west and well names as and goes on to look at firsts in various sub fields music printing cartography illustration colour children s books and so on No chapter overstays its welcome and the whole is thankfully elegantly designed and generously illustratedThe harshest criticism that could be levelled is that here and there you get a bit of an info dump of names dates and locations but that s perhaps inevitable in any histor. Illustrating books with woodcuts and producing books for children to the design of the first fonts these stories chart the invention of the printed book the world’s first means of mass communication Also covering title pages maps printing in gold and printing in color this book shows how a mixture of happenstance and brilliant technological innovation came together to form the typographic and design conventions of the bo. This history of early printing is pretty much what the title promises the first use of various sorts of typefaces of various printing details like a title page or use of color of pairings of printed text with music illustrations or maps of women in the printing industry or of children books Each of those themes gets a short
chapter The emphasis throughout is very much on things from the incunabula period so this book s not the The emphasis throughout is very much on things from the incunabula period so this book s not the to look for discussion of digital typography or even mass How were the first fonts made Who invented italics When did we figure out how to print in color Many of the standard features of printed books were designed by pioneering typographers and printers in the latter half of the fifteenth century Johannes Gutenberg is credited with printing the first books in Europe with moveable type in the fifteenth century but many different European printers and publishers went on to find inn. .