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A Century for the Century

Door Martin Hutner e.a.

A Century for the Century
CategorieBoekdrukkunst & Boeken
TitelA Century for the Century. Fine Printed Books from 1900 to 1999
AuteurHutner, Martin & Jerry Kelly
BoektypeGebonden hardcover met stofomslag
UitgeverijThe Grolier Club
Jaar van uitgave2004
SamenvattingHere are the hundred greatest printed books of the twentieth century. Given another pair of editors, you'd probably be offered a different list, but this one serves and serves well, for it concentrates not only on the recognized chestnuts, but also lesser-known, and often exceedingly recherche volumes that have left their mark. It is noteworthy that only two books in the survey were printed by offset; the rest are all letterpress. This survey, while admittedly neither comprehensive nor definitive, provides an overview of fine printing over the past hundred years. Despite Morison's contention that typography is the most conservative of all the arts, the forms, designs, and techniques of book production continue to mutate, evolve, and advance. If we are to overcome the complexities of a digital age, we would do well to appreciate, if not embrace, the heritage so convincingly presented on these pages.
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