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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


Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England

Claire M. L. Bourne

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198848790
eISBN:
9780191883149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Typographies of Performance is the first book-length study of early modern English playbook typography. It tells a new history of drama from the period by considering the page designs of plays by ... 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


Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality

Craig Dworkin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226743424
eISBN:
9780226743738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743738.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book proposes a methodology for literary analysis. It demonstrates that attending to the material forms of language can reveal significations not otherwise accessible through conventional ... 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


The Vampire’s Arrival: And When he Crossed the Bridge, the Phantoms Came to Meet Him.

Anne Billson

in Let the Right One In

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733506
eISBN:
9781800342514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts how Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In begins with a black screen with simple white credits and the title of the film in red, which are colors that are predominant in the ... More


Printing the Talmud in Poland in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Krzysztof Pilarczyk

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15: Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774716
eISBN:
9781800340725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores Jewish religious print culture in Poland during the second half of the sixteenth century and the first half of the seventeenth centuries. During this period, Jewish printers in ... 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


Introduction: A Play and No Play

Claire M. L. Bourne

in Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198848790
eISBN:
9780191883149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848790.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The introduction describes the original survey of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century playbook typography on which the book’s arguments are based. It makes a case for typography as worthy of study by ... 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 Prosaic Imagination

Craig Dworkin

in Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226743424
eISBN:
9780226743738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743738.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that the familiar typography of the prose page might be understood as a form, rather than a mere format, through the affordances of the new lexical relationships it orchestrates ... More


The Logic of Print

Craig Dworkin

in Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226743424
eISBN:
9780226743738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743738.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the representational potential of various modes of printing, including mimeograph, Ditto, letterpress, and silkscreen. In practical terms, it asks whether one mode of ... More


The Logic of Registration

Craig Dworkin

in Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226743424
eISBN:
9780226743738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743738.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The final chapter reads the wildly irregular, typographically idiosyncratic prose pages of Andy Warhol’s notorious a: a novel. Ostensibly the direct, unartificed transcript of a day in the life of ... 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


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