Books and Printing: A Treasury for Typophiles
Paul Arthur Bennett
Literary Licensing, LLC, Mar 17, 2012 - 446 pages
""Books and Printing: A Treasury for Typophiles"" by Paul A. Bennett is a comprehensive guide to the history of printing and books. This book is a must-read for typography enthusiasts, graphic designers, and anyone interested in the art of printing. It covers everything from the earliest forms of printing to modern-day techniques and technologies. The book is divided into several sections, each covering a different aspect of printing and bookmaking. The first section covers the history of printing, from the invention of the printing press to the development of movable type. It also discusses the role of printing in the spread of knowledge and the impact it had on society.The second section focuses on typography, including the development of different typefaces and the principles of good typography. It also includes a comprehensive glossary of typography terms.The third section covers book design, including the different types of bindings, paper types, and printing techniques used in bookmaking. It also includes examples of some of the most beautiful and innovative book designs throughout history.The final section of the book is a guide to collecting books and printing materials. It includes information on how to identify rare and valuable books, as well as tips on caring for and preserving them.Overall, ""Books and Printing: A Treasury for Typophiles"" is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history and art of printing and bookmaking. It is beautifully illustrated and packed with information, making it a valuable addition to any book lover's library.Contributing Authors Include Otto Ege, Lancelot Hogben, Aldous Huxley, And Many Others.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.