THE CZECH AVANT-GARDE AND CZECH BOOK DESIGN: THE 1920S AND 1930.
AN EXHIBITION DRAWN FROM THE EMMA LINEN DANA CZECH AVANT-GARDE BOOK COLLECTION
The exhibition that formed the basis for this catalogue was commissioned by the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo in 1996 and drawn from the Fairleigh Dickinson University Library's Emma Dana Collection, as well as private collections. The exhibition and resulting catalogue examine one stream in Czech publishing between the wars - the work of the avant-garde. The examples on display demonstrate the links between Czech artists and the European avant-garde, which largely inspired them, and also make clear the Czechs' own special contributions to the international avant-garde movement. In addition, the exhibition places the work of the Czech avant-garde in context by the inclusion of a number of works by artists working in more traditional styles.
Includes a preface by James Howard Fraser and an introductory comment by Blanka Stehlikova, who also wrote an essay on "The Czech Avant-garde and Book Design: An Overview," and the catalogue of the exhibition. Includes full color reproductions of 89 items.
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SPECIMEN BOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS JOHN WILSON AND SON...
by University Press
Type specimens offered by the press. Frontispiece, photograph of the press's plant. Includes a historical sketch, dating its beginnings to 1639, when Joseph Glover of London engaged the services of printer Stephen Day. Although Glover died enroute to Massachusetts, Rev. Henry Dunster, first president of Harvard, provided oversight of the press's operations. In 1879, John Wilson and Charles Wentworth became proprietors, adding to it the firm John Wilson & Son. Facsimile title page of a 1640 Psalm book included, along with black and white illustrations of a 1661 New Testament and the first press in America included. Index. Some examples of the work of Will Bradley. Boards soiled and scuffed at edges. Recased with original spine laid down on newer cloth. New endpapers. Old library stamp in corner of a few pages. Very scarce book.