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Alphabets to order: the literature of nineteenth-century typefounders" specimens

Alphabets to order: the literature of nineteenth-century typefounders" specimens

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Published by The British Library & Oak Knoll Press .
Written in English


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FormatHardback
Number of Pages214
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Open LibraryOL24584378M
ISBN 101-58456-009-6

  Type Tuesday - Nelson C. Hawks At the end of the nineteenth century, there were dozens of typefoundries in America, selling metal type to printers who took care of all the printed matter that people read, from newspapers and magazines to books and timetables. His published works include bibliographies and discographies, as well as Alphabets to Order: The Literature of 19th-century typefounders’ specimens (The British Library, ), Nineteenth-century American designers & engravers of type by William E. Loy (co-editor/designer; Oak Knoll Press, ), Hanging Quotes (Cuneiform Press/University of.

  Alastair Johnston, ex-member. Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Typefounders’ Specimens; William Loy, 19th century American Designers & Engravers of Type (with Steven O. Saxe); Transitional Faces: The lives and work of Richard Austin, type . Type Directors Club Letterspace – Book Review: “Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders’ Specimens,” Alastair Johnston Here is the idea: Typefounders, in the process of showing off their fonts in the s, developed a nearly poetic sense of expression that revealed issues of the day. As Johnston puts it.

A compilation of rare alphabets, signs, monograms, and logos from the eighteenth century to the present. With reproductions from Arts et Métiers Graphiques, the important pre-war prining magazine. Includes chapters on lettering by hand, French religious and political trademarks, Mecanno alphabets, and an homage to American typefounders. Johnston, Alastair. Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders' Specimens. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press; London: The British Library, pp. Illus. Cloth, $ (isbn ); Price not available, (isbn x) Reviewed by Jerry Kelly.


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Get this from a library. Alphabets to order: the literature of nineteenth-century typefounders' specimens. [Alastair Johnston] -- "Alphabets to Order provides a survey of an overlooked artform - the literary output of the anonymous craftsmen who set type specimen books during the typefounding boom of the nineteenth century.".

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Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders' Specimens Oct 1, by Alastair Johnston Hanging Quotes: Talking Book Arts, Typography and Poetry Nov 1, by Alastair Johnston Paperback.

$ $ 7 42 $ Get it by Monday. His book ALPHABETS TO ORDER: The Literature of Nineteenth-century Typefounders’ Specimens was published by The British Library in association with Oak Knoll books.

In Oak Knoll published a new edition of William Loy’s NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN DESIGNERS & ENGRAVERS OF TYPE. Alastair Johnston is the author of Alphabets to Order: the Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders' Specimens (Oak Knoll & The British Library, ).

A co-founder of Poltroon Press, he has taught at the University of California since He also teaches book arts in public elementary : Hardcover. Alphabets to order: the literature of nineteenth-century typefounders’ specimens by Alastair Johnston Call Number: Special Collections Folio ZA2 J63 ISBN: Help lighten our load — buy a book.

These items are duplicates of objects in Letterform Archive’s collection, deaccessioned in preparation for our move. Help lighten our load — buy a book. Due to the Archive's current closure, there may be delays in shipping orders. Thank you for your patience. (Among his many books on typography, printing, and book arts, I will mention just two: the brilliant Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders’ Specimens () and Dreaming on the Edge: Poets & Book Artists in California ().).

Alphabets To Order: Literature of 19th-Century Typefounders’ Specimens. New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, Kelly, Rob Roy. “American Wood Type.” Design Quarterly, no. 56 (): ———. American Wood Type, – Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types and Comments on Related Trades of the Period.

Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders' Specimens. Johnston, Alastair. 1st Edition. Dorchester Days. Richards, Eugene. The Enlightenment and the Book: Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Brita Sher, Richard B. Alastair Johnston is the author of Alphabets to Order: the Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders' Specimens (Oak Knoll & The British Library, ).

A co-founder of Poltroon Press, he has taught at the University of California since He also teaches book arts in public elementary schools. One specimen book generally looked like another, though each handled samples differently.

In Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders’ Specimens (), type historian and printer Alastair Johnston analyzes the typographic/word juxtapositions in scores of vintage catalogs for their literary merits. For example. The Printers' International Specimen Exchange was an influential annual subscription publication for the "technical education of the working printer" that ran from to Conceived around the time of the Caxton Celebration ofit was an ambitious expansion of a "Specimens" column then appearing in the Paper & Printing Trades Journal, a widely read trade publication issued by London.

) It is not surprising that Alastair Johnston, the author of Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders’ Specimens (British Library, ), explored type specimens as forerunners of Dadaism. (See his post on the book.). The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders' Specimens.

London: British Library,First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. British Library, Specimen books issued by typefounders to show their styles of type available for sale also revealed a lot about the reading habits, politics, amusements and whimsies of the British and.

Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders' Specimens. New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, zooo. ix, 2I3 PP; US (hardcover). ISBN x-r The printing craft has a grand history well worth exploring, and the three books reviewed here share a sense of that : William Rueter.

LITERARY GUIDE Today ALASTAIR JOHNSTON: Talk by the author of "Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders' Specimens." 6 p.m. Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders’ Specimens. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press; London: British Library, The Illustrator and the Book in England from.

Johnston, Alastair. Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders’ Specimens. (JERRY KELLY) Morris, Ellen K., and Edward S. Levin. The Art of Publishers’ Bookbindings, – (ANDREA KRUPP).ALPHABETS TO ORDER: The Literature of Ninteenth-Century Typefounders' Specimens Johnston, Alastair Published by Oak Knoll/British Library, (New Castle/London) ().Between the Stage and the Book: John Murray and the Publication of Drama, – Alphabets to Order: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders' Specimens.

Alastair Johnston. Jerry Kelly. 96(2), pp. –