Hendrik D. L. Vervliet (1923–2020)
The Paleotypography of the French Renaissance.
Two volumes. Quarto.
The style is known as renaissance roman arguably reached its apogee with the great French punchcutters of the sixteenth century; notably Claude Garamond, Robert Granjon, and Simon de Colines. This book, a collection of thirteen essays by Hendrik D.L. Vervliet, a librarian at the University of Antwerp and professor at the University of Amsterdam, provides correct attribution and documentation for 144 roman, 67 italic, 1 gothic, 38 Greek, 14 Hebrew, 8 Arabic, Cyrillic, and Syriac, and 15 music types produced from 1478 to 1621 by superlative French punchcutters.
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