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B4318. In Search of the Book... / Loney
B4318. In Search of the Book as a Work of Art by Alan Loney. 2019. 114pp. 6"x9". Paper

In Search of the Book as a Work of Art is a probing series of questions about how we understand the words 'art' and 'book' and what happens when we put them together. It argues that the categories by which we have distinguished different kinds of books no longer tell us what we are looking at when we look at new books, including many being made by trade publishers. Categories like 'fine press book' and 'artist book' have served useful purposes in the past, but are now redundant in the face of the incredible range of categorical overlaps in books that people are actually making. Along the way, this book explores and explodes a number of current ideas about books whose use-by dates are seen by the author as well and truly passed. The author proposes that ordinary language is the clue to how the old, traditional and historical categories are no longer adequate or relevant.



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B4144. Practical Letter Book / Kaemmer
B4144. Practical Letter Book by J.H. Kaemmer. 2016. 160pp. 10.5"x9". Paper

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

Published in 1911 as a resource for sign painters, this is a
wonderful compendium of alphabets and letters. The 140 plates feature numerous historical and modern (for 1911) styles from throughout Europe, including sans serif, slab serif, shadow letters, pointed pen scripts, Versal and Blackletter (Gothic) forms. Most are full alphabets. Numerals are shown over seven pages.




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B4139. Letter by Letter: An Alphabetical Miscellany
B4139. Letter by Letter: An Alphabetical Miscellany by Laurent Pflughaupt. 2008. 160pp. 7"x8.5". Paper

In Letter by Letter graphic designer and calligrapher Laurent Pflughaupt analyzes each letter of the Roman alphabet in detail, tracing its origin, evolution, and form, as well as discussing its important abbreviations, symbols, and associated meanings. Arranged in alphabetical order, twenty-six entries offer a wealth of facts about each letter, establishing correspondences between letters and elements borrowed from a variety of different fields of study, ranging from traditional paleography, phonetics, and graphic arts to the more arcane areas of musicology, esotericism, and even Eastern philosophy. In addition to a glossary, timelines and images allow us to visualize the letters during the different historical eras, giving the reader an appreciation of their successive metamorphoses. Written as an homage, this lovingly illustrated book takes abroad approach to the modern alphabet, allowing the reader to see letters anew, in a fresh and lively manner guaranteed to inform and enchant anyone interested in typography and language.




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B4228. The Brush: Scripsit 39.2
B4228. The Brush: Scripsit 39.2. Edited by Maureen Squires. 2017. 40pp. 8.5"x11".

Discover brush lettering from calligraphers Luca Barcellona, Karen Charatan, Laurie Doctor, Eliza Holliday, Yves Leterme, Judy Melvin , Massimo Polello, Gottfried Pott, Marilyn Reaves, and Maureen M. Squires. The 10 letter artists discuss their relationship to the brush and provide detailed captions for their works. A brief bio is included for each. Over 65 works are show. Full-color throughout.



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