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The art of typewriting
By Ruth Sackner, John Maeda (introduced by), Steven Heller (foreword by) and Marvin Sackner
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Publisher Thames & Hudson
Publication date October 26, 2015
Pages 351
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780500241493
ISBN-10 050024149X
Dimensions 1 by 10 by 12.75 in.
Weight 3.74 lbs.
Original list price $70.00
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The first definitive overview of typewriter art in decades―with a unique algorithm giving each volume its own cover design

The beloved typewriter―its utilitarian beauty, the pleasing percussive action of striking its keys, the singularity of the impressed page―is enjoying a genuine renaissance across the creative industries.

In this authoritative publication, the founders of the Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, the largest such collection in the world, apply their experience, mining the collection they have created over four decades to present examples produced by more than 200 of the world’s finest typewriter artists. From the early ornamental works produced by secretaries in the late nineteenth century to more recent works that consider the unique position of the typewritten document in the digital age, there is an astonishing and delightful range of creativity in every artwork.

The Art of Typewriting features three main sections: an introduction to the history of the typewriter and its art; an expansive plate section showing key works rendered in exquisite detail; and a reference section featuring biographies of the genre’s most influential artists and writers. The book’s layout has been created by London’s leading graphic design studio, Graphic Thought Facility, and each book has a cover with a unique combination of front and back image, meaning no two books are the same. 570+ illustrations

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9780500241493 | details & prices | 351 pages | 10.00 × 12.75 × 1.00 in. | 3.74 lbs | List price $70.00
About: The first definitive overview of typewriter art in decades―with a unique algorithm giving each volume its own cover design The beloved typewriter―its utilitarian beauty, the pleasing percussive action of striking its keys, the singularity of the impressed page―is enjoying a genuine renaissance across the creative industries.

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