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John Baskerville: Art and Industry of the Enlightenment.

9781786940643

John Baskerville: Art and Industry of the Enlightenment

Edited by Caroline Archer-ParrAaAaAeA? and Malcolm Di

Liverpool University Press

2017

269 pages

$100.61

Hardcover

Eighteenth-Century Worlds

Z250

An April 2013 conference in Birmingham, England was the first major event of the newly formed Baskerville Society, and generated the 11 studies here. John Baskerville (1707-75) is best known for creating Baskerville, one of the world's most widely used, enduring, and influential typefaces. Scholars of typology, the history of books, and similar disciplines explore such aspects of his work and times as the topographies of a typographer: mapping John Baskerville since the 18th century, Baskerville as a japanner of tea trays and other household goods, Baskerville the writing master: calligraphy and type in the 17th and 18th centuries, a reappraisal of his Greek types, English printers and their use of Baskerville's type 1767-90, and the Cambridge cult of the Baskerville Press. Distributed in the US by Turpin Distribution. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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