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The Resource John Baskerville : art and industry of the Enlightenment, edited by Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick ; foreword by Jenny Uglow, (electronic resource)

John Baskerville : art and industry of the Enlightenment, edited by Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick ; foreword by Jenny Uglow, (electronic resource)

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John Baskerville : art and industry of the Enlightenment
Title
John Baskerville
Title remainder
art and industry of the Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
edited by Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick ; foreword by Jenny Uglow
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Editor
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
This book is concerned with the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure, John Baskerville (1707-75). Baskerville was a Birmingham inventor, entrepreneur and artist with a worldwide reputation who made eighteenth-century Birmingham a city without typographic equal, by changing the course of type design. Baskerville not only designed one of the world's most historically important typefaces, he also experimented with casting and setting type, improved the construction of the printing-press, developed a new kind of paper and refined the quality of printing inks. His typographic experiments put him ahead of his time, had an international impact and did much to enhance the printing and publishing industries of his day. Yet despite his importance, fame and influence many aspects of Baskerville's work and life remain unexplored and his contribution to the arts, industry, culture and society of the Enlightenment are largely unrecognized. Moreover, recent scholarly research in archaeology, art and design, history, literary studies and typography, is leading to a fundamental reassessment of many aspects of Baskerville's life and impact, including his birthplace, his work as an industrialist, the networks which sustained him and the reception of his printing in Britain and overseas. The last major, but inadequate publication of Baskerville dates from 1975. Now, forty years on, the time is ripe for a new book. This interdisciplinary approach provides an original contribution to printing history, eighteenth-century studies and the dissemination of ideas.--
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Archer-Parré, Caroline
  • Dick, Malcolm
Series statement
  • Eighteenth-century worlds
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baskerville, John
  • Printing
  • Early printed books
  • Printers
  • Type and type-founding
Label
John Baskerville : art and industry of the Enlightenment, edited by Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick ; foreword by Jenny Uglow, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781786948601/type/BOOK
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9781786948601
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781786945143
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1016942282
Label
John Baskerville : art and industry of the Enlightenment, edited by Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick ; foreword by Jenny Uglow, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781786948601/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781786948601
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781786945143
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1016942282

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