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INSIDE THE VENETIAN PRINT SHOP

Jane A. Bernstein

in Print Culture and Music in Sixteenth-Century Venice

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780195141085
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199871421 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141085.003.0003
INSIDE THE VENETIAN PRINT SHOP

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This chapter focuses on the production of a music book. The organization of the workforce within the print shop, how a music book was produced, and what materials and supplies were required are explored. Details are provided concerning editorial practices, typographical materials, paper, formats, title pages, type fonts, decorative initials, and printers' marks used by Venetian presses, giving us a sense of the operation of a 16th-century music print shop.

Keywords: book production; workforce; editorial practices; paper; formats; printer's marks; type fonts; decorative initials; title pages

Chapter.  12189 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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