The British Library Guide to Printing: History and Techniques / Edition 1

The British Library Guide to Printing: History and Techniques / Edition 1

by Michael Twyman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0802081797

ISBN-13: 9780802081797

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Printing is generally held to be one of the most important inventions of all time and to have helped change the course of history. It can be described as a means of giving form to and multiplying graphic signs and messages, and its extraordinary social, artistic and intellectual impact derives from its technical appropriateness and adaptability.

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Printing is generally held to be one of the most important inventions of all time and to have helped change the course of history. It can be described as a means of giving form to and multiplying graphic signs and messages, and its extraordinary social, artistic and intellectual impact derives from its technical appropriateness and adaptability.

In this authoritative introduction, Michael Twyman focuses on printing methods and techniques, from the invention of printing in the Far East and in Europe to today's digital revolution, and how they have played a part in shaping their end product.

With over 60 colour and black-and-white illustrations, The British Library Guide to Printing: History and Techniques is one of a series of titles providing accessible and lively introductions to the practical aspects of the history of books and how they are made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802081797
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
British Library Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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