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15%OFFWebb, Brian, Skipwith, Peyton - Design: Harold Curwen & Oliver Simon: Curwen Press - 9781851495719 - V9781851495719
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Design: Harold Curwen & Oliver Simon: Curwen Press

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Description for Design: Harold Curwen & Oliver Simon: Curwen Press Hardcover. Like those earlier printers, Harold Curwen was inspired by the Morrisian ideal, but he did not adhere to the tenet that 'hand made' was necessarily better than 'machine made', which led him to become one of the pioneering figures in the technical revolution that transformed the printing industry. This title deals with this topic. Num Pages: 96 pages, 124 col, 27 b/w. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JJC; 3JJF; 3JJG; AKC; KNTP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 222 x 148 x 16. Weight in Grams: 370.
The finest books produced during the quarter century prior to the outbreak of the Great War were almost invariably printed by the private presses, but post-war, with the development of new technology, the accolade of excellence passed into the hands of a small number of commercial firms, with the Curwen Press very much to the fore. Like those earlier printers, Harold Curwen was inspired by the Morrisian ideal, but he did not adhere to the tenet that 'hand made' was necessarily better than 'machine made', which led him to become one of the pioneering figures in the technical revolution that ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Antique Collectors Club Dist
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2009
Condition
New
Number of Pages
96
Place of Publication
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781851495719
SKU
V9781851495719
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About Webb, Brian, Skipwith, Peyton
Brian Webb is a designer and visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London. Peyton Skipwith is an independent art consultant.

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