This past Saturday I taught The Craft of the Book and, as usual, I had a great time meeting attendees and learning what brings them to the Library. My classes always include a little spread of books from the Library’s collection to give people a peek at what we offer. And below, as requested by a few of the students, I have listed the books shown that day (with links to the Catalog records for each). Thanks for coming!
Paper cutting by Annye Allison
Catalog 25; type faces, border designs, typecast ornaments, brass rule, superior specialties, machines and materials, cabinet equipment by Barnhart Brothers & Spindler
The world of the book by Des Cowley and Clare Williamson
An abridged specimen of printing types made at Bruce's New-York type-foundry by George Bruce’s Son & Co.
Papermaking for printmakers by Elspeth Lamb
Artists' books : a critical anthology and sourcebook, edited by Joan Lyons
Making books by hand : a step-by-step guide by Mary McCarthy and Philip Manna
Made with FontFont : type for independent minds, edited by Jan Middendorp and Erik Spiekermann
Exploring typography by Tova Rabinowitz
Book typography by Ari Rafaeli
Paper silhouettes by Mildred Swannell
Wood type by William H. Page & Co.