New York: Delano Greenidge Editions, (2002). 4to. cloth with blind-stamped design, dust jacket. (viii), 388 pages. Written in three languages, English, French & German , this has over 460 four color illustrations by more than 250 artists, architects, designers and filmmakers. A comprehensive look at the avant-garde movement in the first half of the twentieth century. READ MORE about AVANT-GARDE PAGE DESIGN 1900-1950
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N.P. Mead Paper, n.d. 4to. self paper wrappers. 24 pages. Table of contents. A guide for the production of annual corporate reports. Includes illustrations of examples from various reports. Index of examples. READ MORE about CONCEPT AND PLANNING OF THE ANNUAL REPORT
New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1970. square 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 182 pages. First U.S. edition. Filled with illustrations. Jacket rubbed with small tears. READ MORE about THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN
N.P. Design Books, 1989. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 240 pages. Second edition. This is a completely updated and redesigned version of a popular text that is a concise introduction to professional techniques for nonprogrammers and nonmathematicians. Its scope takes in the entire field of three-dimensional computer graphics with an emphasis on modeling of shapes, specification of materials, and lighting design. For those with limited computer backgrounds who wish to use computer graphics in commercial and... READ MORE about 3D COMPUTER GRAPHICS, A USER'S GUIDE FOR ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS
Book No. 181.
Rochester (NY): Keith Smith Books, (2011). 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. 415+(1) pages. Book No. 181. First edition, later printing. Part of the Sewn and Pasted, Cloth or Leather series. The sixth book on book design and bookbinding from the book artist K.A. Smith, with the assistance of the binder and teacher F.A. Jordan, covers the making of books from the selection of paper from the standpoint of binding requirements up to and including finishing... READ MORE about SEWN AND PASTED CLOTH OR LEATHER BOOKBINDING FOR BOOK ARTISTS REQUIRING NO SPECIAL TOOLS OR...
(Secaucus, NJ): Wellfleet Press, (1988). 4to. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 336 pages. This is a one-volume reference source for aspiring designers, whatever their level of expertise. The materials and techniques of graphic design, illustration, and airbrushing are all described and illustrated, and their practical application in the commercial world is explained. Finished illustrations and step-by-step commissions by established artists reveal the process of design and illustration and how the end results are achieved. Light soiling... READ MORE about DESIGN, GRAPHICS, ILLUSTRATION, AIRBRUSHING
Berkeley: Editions Koch, 2004. 6 x 9 inches. Paperback. 138 pages. First edition. This companion piece to The Fragments of Parmenides reveals the "blood, sweat and tears" the creators put into their original book. Carving the Elements tells the detailed story of the making of The Fragments of Parmenides, a grandiose book project meticulously crafted by: master letterpress printer Peter Koch; poet, translator and typographer Robert Bringhurst; punchcutter, type designer, typefounder and poet Dan Carr;... READ MORE about CARVING THE ELEMENTS: A COMPANION TO THE FRAGMENTS OF PARMENIDES
New York: Visual Communication Books, (1984). oblong 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 379 pages. Sixth revised edition. With text in English, German and French. Well-illustrated. Excellent work to enable you to understand and tell the differences in the various reproductive processes. READ MORE about A HANDBOOK OF GRAPHIC REPRODUCTION PROCESSES, A TECHNICAL GUIDE INCLUDING THE PRINTMAKING PROCESSES
New York: The Century Co., 1902. 8vo. cloth, leather spine label, top edge gilt. xx, 485 pages. First edition. (Hart no.15). Hundreds of illustrations.With the bookplate and ink signature of Gavin Bridson. Covers rubbed with wear at spine ends. Leather spine label partially lacking. READ MORE about A TREATISE ON TITLE-PAGES, WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS IN FACSIMILE AND SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE...
New York: The Century Co., 1914. 8vo. cloth, leather spine label. xx, 485 pages. Reprint of the 1902 first edition. (Hart no.15). Hundreds of illustrations. Leather spine label chipped and rubbed with loss. Name stamped in ink on front pastedown. READ MORE about A TREATISE ON TITLE-PAGES, WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS IN FACSIMILE AND SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE...
New York: The Century Co., 1902. 8vo. cloth, leather spine label, top edge gilt. xx, 485 pages. First edition. (Hart no.15). Hundreds of illustrations. With 14 pages devoted to William Morris and the Kelmscott Press. Slip bound in at the front stating "To Mr. Cepha Brannerd with the compliments of Theo. L. De Vinne." Wear at spine ends; spine label is chipped along one edge. Bookplates on front pastedown. READ MORE about A TREATISE ON TITLE-PAGES, WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS IN FACSIMILE AND SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE...
Clerkenwell: Wace & Co., (1966). tall 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 79 pages. Third edition. Major sections on the setting of text matter and the setting of displayed matter. Illustrated with examples. Jacket chipped along edges. READ MORE about FINER POINTS IN THE SPACING & ARRANGEMENT OF TYPE
(New York: Grossman Publishers, 1974). tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 230, (2) pages. Reprint of first edition. Discussion of design by industrial designers including such subjects as design of telephones, cars, airplanes, etc. READ MORE about DESIGNING FOR PEOPLE
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., (1954). 4to. cloth. (x), 169, (3) pages. Third edition. Eight chapters on different aspects of typography. Tape marks on endpapers and pastedowns. READ MORE about LAYOUT, THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN TO ADVER TISING AND PRINTING
Edited by Richard J. Wolfe
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2010. 5 x 7.25 inches. hardcover. 242 pages. Edited by Richard J. Wolfe. New and Complete Manual on the Making of Fancy Papers was originally written in French by M. Fichtenberg in 1852. Richard Wolfe has translated the book into English and added a new preface. The craft of marbling paper was introduced into Europe and the Middle East from Turkey and Germany during the last two decades of... READ MORE about NEW AND COMPLETE MANUAL ON THE MAKING OF FANCY PAPERS BY M. FICHTENBERG
N.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974. square 12mo. cloth, dust jacket. 180 pages printed French-fold. First U.S. edition. "Not a history of the origin and development of writing." The book concerns "a system of writing" with chapters on language and writing, craft, picture, function and expression. Filled with examples including some color. Light shelfwear to dust jacket, else fine. READ MORE about COMPENDIUM FOR LITERATES, A SYSTEM OF WRITING
New York: Art Directions Book Co., (1964). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 279 pages. First edition. 30 authorities explore the past, present and future of advertising. Over 450 illustrations. Jacket soiled and chipped. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIC DIRECTIONS, ADVERTISING DIRECTIONS 4 (TRENDS IN VISUAL ADVERTISING
Introduction by Steven Heller.
New York: Allworth Press and the AIGA, (1994). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 245 pages. Introduction by Steven Heller. Introduction by Steven Heller. Book has 42 essays on the subject. READ MORE about LOOKING CLOSER, CRITICAL WRITINGS ON GRAPHIC DESIGN
Hamilton: The Beckett Paper Co., (1925). 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. (xviii), 244 pages. First edition. Manual on how to advertise with emphasis on proper use of paper and illustrations. A standard text. Covers show wear along edges. Spot on spine label. Presentation bookplate from the company on front pastedown. READ MORE about THE BUCKEYE BOOK OF DIRECT ADVERTISING
(Düsseldorf: KrausDruck OHG, 1988). large 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 164 pages. First edition. A graphic design manual for Macintosh computers in German. With sections on type faces, layouts, and image quality. Equipment, including scanners, laser printers, and software, is also discussed. With bibliography, index and glossary. Dust jacket shows wear and stains. READ MORE about DESKTOP DES?!GN
New York: Watson-Guptill, (1990). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. Describes and analyses twenty of today's most popular typefaces covering characteristics, background, and considerations for use. Illustrated with examples of design and the complete roman and italic alphabet of each face. READ MORE about ABC'S OF TYPE
New York: Tudor Publishing Co., (1960). square 8vo. two-toned cloth, dust jacket. 496 pages. First U.S. edition in English, translated by Sylvia Fink from the second edition. Filled with practical information on type and design with examples shown in various colors. Jacket lightly chipped. Well-preserved copy of an important book. READ MORE about A BOOK OF TYPE AND DESIGN
New York: Tudor Publishing Co., (1960). square 8vo. two-toned cloth, dust jacket. 496 pages. First U.S. edition in English, translated by Sylvia Fink from the second edition. Filled with practical information on type and design with examples shown in various colors. Jacket chipped with tears and rubbing, especially along hinges. READ MORE about A BOOK OF TYPE AND DESIGN
London: Hyphen Press, (1996). large 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 166, (2) pages. First edition thus. A study of book design which is divided into three parts. The first, Book Design as a School of Thought, was originally delivered in German as a lecture and published as a pamphlet in 1991. The second part, Designing Books, was published as a separate booklet by Agfa in 1989, in German. The third part, Books Designed by Jost Hochuli... READ MORE about DESIGNING BOOKS: PRACTICE AND THEORY