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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.
|What is printing?||8|
|Words and pictures||15|
|The invention in the Far East||18|
|The invention in Europe||21|
|The monochrome book||30|
|The growth of illustration||35|
|Matching process to job||42|
|Innovation and proliferation||46|
|Lithography: an entirely new process||47|
|Wood-engraving: pictures for mass markets||50|
|The search for verisimilitude||55|
|Colour printing becomes a necessity||59|
|New types for advertising||66|
|Speeding up production||69|
|From analogue to digital||76|
|Letterpress gives way to lithography||76|
|The digital revolution||81|