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Palatino - The Natural History of a Typeface (Hardcover): Robert Bringhurst

Palatino - The Natural History of a Typeface (Hardcover)

Robert Bringhurst

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The biography of one of world's most popular typefaces. "Whether one likes Palatino or not, Mr. Bringhurst's book is an instant classic."-The Wall Street Journal Hermann Zapf was one of the great practitioners of the graphic arts and Palatino is probably the most widely known and used of all Zapf faces. Author Robert Bringhurst traces Palatino's development, with all its infinite permutations, and often invisible refinements through a long and fascinating history of variations and permutations, imitations and conflations-from hot metal, through the brief interlude of film setting and finally into the digital world. It is all here, in encompassing detail: a fully illustrated account of Palatino and its extended family: foundry and Linotype, Michelangelo, Sistina, Aldus, Heraklit, Phidias, Zapf Renaissance, PostScript Palatino, Palatino and Aldus Nova, and Palatino Sans. Included with the text are over 200 illustrations of design sketches, working drawings, smoke proofs and test prints, matrices, foundry and Linotype patterns. But beyond that, the book is an argument that artists who create letters can, and should, be judged by the same standards and held in the same esteem as composers who write music and artists who paint on canvas. Bringhurst asks the question, "Can a penstroke or a letterform be so beautiful it will stop you in your tracks and maybe break your heart?" In this groundbreaking and totally original book, he answers the question: "It can."


Imprint: David R. Godine Publisher
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2016
Authors: Robert Bringhurst
Dimensions: 234 x 150 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn
Pages: 200
ISBN-13: 978-1-56792-572-2
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Industrial / commercial art & design > General
LSN: 1-56792-572-3
Barcode: 9781567925722

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