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Experimenting on the Page, 1480–1630

Julie Stone Peters

in Theatre of the Book 1480–1880: Print, Text, and Performance in Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262168
eISBN:
9780191698811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter describes the creation of typographic conventions for the drama and the relations among theatrical troupes, dramatists, and publishers during the period of the establishment of ... More


The Crisis of Eloquence: Newsbooks and Historiography

Joad Raymond

in The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks 1641-1649

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199282340
eISBN:
9780191700194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282340.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter considers the problems created by newsbooks, which involved speech and authority. With printed speeches, pamphlets, and particularly newsbooks, it was never clear who was saying what to ... More


Mr Knight's Best Small Capitals

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter contends that this was the first age of print, the age when, as the New Monthly put it, print became ‘like to the air we breathe’, ‘the medium through which we receive every idea and ... More


Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque

Cynthia Wall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467665
eISBN:
9780226467979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467979.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book explores how changes in eighteenth-century language and its expression on the page also reshaped the British landscape. The term “approach” shifted from verb to noun, creating a new ... More


John Baskerville: Art and Industry of the Englightenment

Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940643
eISBN:
9781786945143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940643.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

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 ... More


Performing Girlhood through Typographic Play in Hebrew Blogs

Carmel Vaisman

in Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795437
eISBN:
9780199919321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795437.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter is concerned with the ways one community of Israeli girls, Fakatsa, employ linguistic repertoires and typographic styles in performing a “girly girl” identity on their blogs. The chapter ... More


Ottaviano Petrucci: Catalogue Raisonne

Stanley Boorman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195142075
eISBN:
9780199850549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142075.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The innovative work in design, typography, and content of music printer and publisher Ottaviano Petrucci (1446–1539) became the standard by which all following printers measured themselves. This book ... More


The Early Years (1538–1553)

Jane A. Bernstein

in Music Printing in Renaissance Venice: The Scotto Press (1539-1572)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102314
eISBN:
9780199853113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102314.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The 1540s must have been a heady time for the two Venetian music presses. Practically overnight the single-impression method of music typography transformed the Venetian music-printing industry into ... More


Epilogue

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The remarkably successful career of the Slavic amulet of seventy two divine names hinges on one central event in its history: its initial printed publication. The text first appeared in 1520 as part ... More


The Eureka Years

Jad Smith

in Alfred Bester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the early 1950s, working closely with Galaxy magazine editor Horace L. Gold, Bester wrote a highly experimental novel, The Demolished Man. In addition to hybridizing the SF and detective novel, a ... More


Practices

David Jhave Johnston

in Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry's Ontological Implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034517
eISBN:
9780262334396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034517.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Digital poetry case-studies. The chapter begins with precedents, typographic explorers, and parallel practitioners. The bulk of the chapter offers numerous case-studies of contemporary (1995-2015) ... More


The Workplace: Places, Procedures, and Personnel 1668–1780

Martyn Ould

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

The core occupations of the printing house — type-casting, composing, proofing, printing, distributing, gathering, and collating — remained largely unchanged during the period studied in this book, ... More


Designer and Filmmaker

Jan-Christopher Horak

in Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147185
eISBN:
9780813154787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147185.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Like many designers, Saul Bass was loath to discuss his work in a theoretical framework. He spent almost fifteen years working in studio publicity before founding his own design studio. In the ... More


Film Titles: Theory and Practice

Jan-Christopher Horak

in Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147185
eISBN:
9780813154787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147185.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the late 1950s Saul Bass almost single-handedly initiated a Renaissance in the design of film credits. His titles for That’s Entertainment II summarize many of the techniques of traditional movie ... More


‘So fremd war das Gebilde’: The Interaction between Visual and Verbal in Herta Müller's Prose and Collages

Lyn Marven

in Herta Müller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654642
eISBN:
9780191760143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654642.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Müller's collage works, which consist of often surreal imagery and brightly coloured poetic texts, are becoming increasingly prominent within her work, and function as a visible representation of her ... More


The Printed Page

Paul Luna and Martyn Ould

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0018
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

The chapter considers the visual character of the Press's books: their typography and layout; the use of illustration, especially in engraving; and the development of an ‘Oxford page’. The various ... More


Poetry and the Typosphere in Léon-Gontran Damas

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter analyzes the graphemic features of Negritude's first poetic volume, Léon-Gontran Damas's Pigments. From the very beginning of his career, Damas distinguished himself from the Caribbean ... More


Typing Feeling: Sympathy, Sensibility, and Sentimentality

Lorri G. Nandrea

in Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces distinctions between three dynamics of feeling found in eighteenth-century literature and culture. “Sentimentality” emphasizes sameness and accord between parties. It can be ... More


Type Ornament

Juliet Fleming

in Cultural Graphology: Writing After Derrida

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390420
eISBN:
9780226390567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390567.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Type ornament describes printed designs made from ordinary letter types that bear decorative elements instead of letter forms. Also known as printers’ flowers or printers’ lace, type ornament first ... More


Reading the graphic surface of Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Fifty Year Sword

Glyn White

in Mark Z. Danielewski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719099335
eISBN:
9781781708613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099335.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Glyn White focuses on Danielewski’s novella The Fifty Year Sword, exploring the ways in which typography and visual design are used to create a narrative that is intertextual and, above all, fragile. ... More


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