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Hermann Zapf

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Industrial and Commercial Art.

(1918– )

This eminent German graphic designer, typographer, calligrapher, and book designer was a major international figure and widely recognized as an educator and thinker of...

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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Art.

The Strife of Love in a Dream Italian romance attributed to Francesco Colonna (1433–1527). The work is written in a hybrid language, and is highly allegorical and densely packed with ...

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impression

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Bibliography.

An individual copy of a print, the quality of printing of which may give rise to the description of a ‘good’, ‘fine’, ‘poor’, etc. impression when the print comes to be catalogued or...

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inlay

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Bibliography.

A type of decoration which involves cutting small pieces of wood, ivory, or precious metals and fitting them into carved-out recesses on solid wood furniture. It was replaced by marquetry...

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Jan Tschichold

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art — Bibliography.

 (1902–74) German book designer, born in Leipzig.

After a traditional start as a calligrapher, he was converted to modernism by the 1923 Bauhaus exhibition. Tschichold’s book Die...

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Jean de Vingle

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Renaissance Art.

 (1498–c.1552) French woodcut illustrator.

He is best known for cutting the xylographic pages of the Spanish writing-master J. de Yciar’s famous Orthographia Pratica (1548), which...

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Joel ben Simeon

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art — Bibliography.

 (second half of the 15th century)

One of the most important illuminators of medieval Hebrew MSS. Some dozen of his MSS survive, including the Ashkenazi Haggadah in the British...

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laid paper

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Art.

*Paper which has been made in a wire mould of mesh intersecting at right angles and thus leaving its mark in the form of chain lines on the paper surface. This was the standard method of...

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Lessing J. Rosenwald

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Bibliography.

 (1891–1979) US book collector.

Initially a collector of modern graphic art, Rosenwald became interested in important illustrated books, particularly incunabula with woodcuts....

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letterpress

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Book printing from a relief press using individual letters which have to be set in place. It has recently been superseded by photo-typesetting and offset lithography.

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