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TYPEFORMS: A HISTORY. Alan Bartram

TYPEFORMS: A HISTORY.

New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2007. 9.5 x 10 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. This book is the long-awaited successor to the classic An Atlas of Typeforms, the great visually-led history of type that Alan Bartram and James Sutton produced in 1968. Much has changed in the last 40 years, not least the teaching of typography and the means by which it is created. Because..... READ MORE

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Prologue: then, and now..................6
Introduction............................10
A brief history.........................13
Venetian................................16
Italian old face........................20
Italic..................................21
French old face.........................25
Dutch old face..........................29
Dutch old face/Caslon...................34
Dutch old face/Early transitional.......38
Early transitional......................39
Transitional............................41
Late transitional.......................45
Modern..................................52
Victorian display/Fatface...............58
Egyptian................................63
Clarendon...............................70
Sanserif................................77
Grotesque...............................85
Twentieth-century roman................100
Decorated..............................110
From metal to digital..................116
Epilogue...............................125
Bibliography...........................126
Index..................................127