A VISUAL HISTORY OF TYPEFACES AND GRAPHIC STYLES, VOLUME 1. 1628-1900.
De Jong, Cees W., Alston Purvis, Jan Tholenaar (editors)
Vol 1: This exuberant selection of typographic fonts and styles traces the modern evolution of the printed letter, reproducing pages from exquisitely designed catalogs showing type specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad fonts. Also included are borders, ornaments, initial letters and decorations, and many spectacular examples of their use. Victorian fonts, spectacular in their complexity, are accorded a prominent place. In addition, examples from lithography and letters by inscription carvers and calligraphers are also included and described.
Featured works by type designers William Caslon, Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke, Peter Behrens, Rudolf Koch, Eric Gill, Jan van Krimpen, Paul Renner, Jan Tschichold, A. M. Cassandre, Aldo Novarese, and Adrian Frutiger.
In order to accommodate a vast amount of material, the publisher has divided this text into two volumes. This, the first volume covers the period from 1628-1900 and contains a history of the collection by Jan Tholenaar.
Includes exclusive access with TASCHEN keycard to online image library: over 1400 high-resolution scans of type specimens downloadable for unrestricted use.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIE GÉNÉRAL DE L'ASTRONOMIE.
by Houzeau, J. C. and A. Lancaster
Facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1882-1889 first published in Bruxelles. (Besterman 587). A truly exhaustive bibliography, Houzeau and Lancaster's work is recognized as the primary bibliographical source for the history of astronomy from the earliest times up to 1880. Altogether, there are nearly 3000 pages of text and approximately 42,000 bibliographical citations. Volume I, with 17,000 items, covers separate printed works and manuscripts, and was intended to have a third part that was never published. Volume II, an exhaustive bibliography of the periodical literature up to 1880-1881, contains some 25,000 references arranged by subject. A previous reprint edition that contained new editorial contributions is not reproduced in this edition.