Anatomy of a Typeface.

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Creator

Alexander Lawson (1913–2002)

Title

Anatomy of a Typeface.

Publisher

David R. Godine, Publisher

Date

1990

Coverage

Boston

Subject

Octavo

Description

Unfortunately, the title of this otherwise excellent volume is misleading. To start with, it is not about “a” typeface; the book contains chapters on 29 different types, dating from around 1910 to 1960, and it discusses many more along the way, as well as more fonts contained in a couple of general chapters on blackletter fonts, script and decorative typefaces, and type making. Also, it is not the “anatomy” of the types which Lawson writes about; instead, there are encapsulated histories of the type designs under consideration.

Relation

PROVENANCE: David R. Godine