A Short History of the Printed Word
This work makes plain the evolution, impact and development of the printed word as we know it. Covering the earliest forms of the letters of the alphabet, to graphic technology today, this revised edition should appeal to designers, students and typophiles.
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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
As a required book listed for HON 480 "The Book Beautiful," Chappell's original work along with Bringhurst's editing has provided a solid basis for the history of print and books. With special emphasis on the chapter considering the 18th century, the analysis of the 1763 printing of "Traite de la pleuresie" will be sufficient in studying my "baby." (original)