AMERICAN BOOK DESIGN AND WILLIAM MORRIS With a new Foreword by Jean-Francois Vilain.

  • New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 1996.
  • 4to.
  • stiff paper wrappers.
  • 318 pages with 113 illustrations.
  • ISBN: 1884718264
  • ISBN: 9781884718267

Price: $34.95  other currencies

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Paperback edition. Reprint of the first edition with additional illustrations and new introduction. With his Kelmscott Press and associations with the Arts & Crafts Movement, William Morris helped raise the public's awareness of fine books to new heights. Morris inspired and influenced a generation of other designers and those working in American typography and book design, including Updike, Rogers, Goudy, Bradley, Cleland, Dwiggins, Ransom, Nash and Collins.
This landmark study documents the true extent of Morris's influence on American bookmaking. Now republished by Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, this edition comes with a new Foreword by Jean-Fran├žois Vilain and contains 111 illustrations of bindings, title pages, type and decorations reproduced from the originals, as well as an extensive bibliography. This book is a vital contribution to the history of American design, intellectualism and culture, appealing not only to those interested in the history of book design, art, graphic art and typography, but also to librarians, book collectors and those studying the literature of the period.