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TYPE AND TYPEFACES. J. Ben Lieberman

TYPE AND TYPEFACES.

New Rochelle: The Myriade Press, (1978). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 142 pages. This is the second edition of a good introductory, practical, and comprehensive book for beginners who want to learn about the history of type, typefounding and typefaces. Twenty-five chapters cover subjects such as how and why typefaces are different, fifteen great inventions behind typefaces, classifying type, choosing type, and the practical problems of identifying type plus what to do when you have become..... READ MORE

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                          CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION                                              5

PART 1
GETTING TO KNOW TYPEFACES
A  From beginner to designer of type in one easy step     6
B  Type designs--how and why they are different           9
C  The major differences in typefaces                    12


PART 2
THE 15 GREAT INVENTIONS BEHIND OUR TYPEFACES
D  The invention of the alphabet for reading aloud       16
E  The invention of the book                             19
F  The invention of small letters                        20
G  The invention of silent reading                       23
H  The invention of universal reading: Printing          27
I  The invention of typefaces                            31
J  The invention of roman type                           33
K  The invention of true type design                     37
L  The invention of typefaces that speak for themselves  44
M  The invention of numbers, &, etc                      49
N  The invention of mechanized type production           52
O  The invention of the type family                      59
P  The invention of evocative printing                   62
Q  The invention of the Typorama                         65
R  The invention of cold type                            72
S  Toward a reinvention?                                 75


PART 3
GETTING DOWN TO CASES
T  Classification of typefaces                           77
U  Best face forward: choosing a suitable type           84
V  Prominent faces: friends everyone ought to know       86
W  Practical problems of type identification             90


PART 4
NOW THAT YOU KNOW
X  Hobby interests that can start with type              91
Y  Benefitting from your knowledge of typefaces          93

   ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                                       94
Z  BIBLIOGRAPHY                                          95


SPECIMENS
APPENDIX I
   The Typorama specimens in display sizes               97
APPENDIX II
   The Typorama specimens in body sizes                 123


INDEX and GLOSSARY-IN-CONTEXT locaters                  129