Type, typography and the typographer

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    This chapter considers the changing role of typography and the evolving practices of the typographer across six centuries. It charts the effect of technology, trade, and training on the profession as typographic responsibility passed from printer to compositor, to designer, and finally to Everyman. This chapter also considers the changing visual appearance of typographic books and their journey to free themselves from the conventions of the manuscript book and their influence on the e?book.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA companion to the history of the book
    EditorsSimon Eliott, Jonathan Rose
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherWiley Blackwell
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9781119018193
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 16 Aug 2019


    • Baskerville
    • books
    • composition
    • design
    • layout
    • printing
    • text
    • typefaces
    • typography
    • typographer


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