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Hermann Zapf and the
World He Designed

by Jerry Kelly (Grolier Club, 2019)

Published to accompany the Grolier Club exhibition "Alphabet Magic: A Centennial Exhibition of the Work of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf," curated by Jerry Kelly and Steven Galbraith, on show at the Club February 20-April 27 2019, in celebration of the centenary of Zapf's birth. This is the first comprehensive biography of Hermann Zapf (1918-2015), whom Robert Bringhurst has called "the greatest type designer of our time, and very possibly the greatest type designer of all time."

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Bibliographical Essays

by John Bidwell (BSUVA, 2019)

Essays about book production in England and America during the Industrial Revolution. Some touch on topics earlier and later than this pivotal period, but they too tend toward the manufacturing sector and deal with the same tools of the trade: paper and type. The interdependence of merchants and manufacturers is a recurring themes in this volume.

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