Titel: Alphabets to Order : The Literature of ...
Verlag: Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, first edition, 2000
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Cloth, 4to, 29 cm, 213 pp, plates, ills. From the blurb: - "Alphabets To Order provides an erudite and entertaining survey of an overlooked artform - the literary output of the anonymous craftsmen who set type specimen books during the typefounding boom of the nineteenth century. Combining typographic scholarship and literary criticism, Alastair Johnston explores the apparent randomness of the texts that typesetters used to show off their typefaces. Discussing hundreds of examples from British and North American specimen books, Johnston shows that the typefounders' 'nonsense' reflected their interests and preoccupations from the arcane to the mundane. Through this new lens, we see that the specimen books had plenty to say about the reading habits, politics, amusements and whimsies of the day. Johnston argues persuasively that the typefounders' specimens are of significant literary interest as well. Playing both with words and with the graphic shapes of the letterforms, these nameless pioneers trod paths later explored by concrete poets, book artists, dadaists, performance artists and other experimenters with literary form. Alphabets to Order is for anyone interested in vernacular art, typographic history, or literary studies, combining all three in a fresh exposé of a new class of cultural hero - the worldly wise typesticker." Fine in Fine dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-16243
Dieser Anbieter akzeptiert die folgenden Zahlungsarten:
AbeBooks Verkäufer seit: 12. Juli 2001
Terms: We accept credit cards via ABE or PayPal, cash or cheques in GBP Pounds Sterling (payable to Wykeham Books) drawn on a UK bank account Alternatively we accept payment via PayPal (www.PayPal.com). Prices are net, and postage and insurance (if required) are extra. Any item found not to be as described may be returned within ten days of receipt. Trade terms: email first.
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Anbieterinformationen: We deal principally in books about books, including such subjects as bibliography, printing history, bookbinding, book illustration, typography, the book trade, etc, and have one of the largest stocks in this field. If you are unsure about the condition of any item, we are happy to email a photograph - please ask. We also deal in books by and about Rudyard Kipling.