A Short History of the Printed Word, Part 4
This classic book will inform the layman and delight the typophile. Here is the history of printing from the earliest alphabets, through the evolution of the printing press, the contributions of great printers and typographers, and twentieth century graphic technology. A new chapter by Robert Bringhurst takes up this short history where Chappell leaves off, covering the most recent developments in the printed word. Over 200 illustrations, appear throughout this lively narrative.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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. Read full review
Review: A Short History of the Printed WordUser Review - Deborah - Goodreads
Excellent Book on the history of books, paper, and printing. This was the text used during my History of Books and Printing class in Grad School and it is so informational in a very readable and ... Read full review