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California Rare Book School - Paul Shaw: History of Typography

decoration03 Nov. 2014|07 Nov. 2014

General overview of both the history of typography and of type design in the West, exploring the influence of scribal styles of writing on early typographic forms; the development of the “modern” typographic book in the 16th century and changes and challenges to that format in the 19th and 20th centuries; the impact of technology on the form and use of typefaces since 1800; and the shift from the book as the locus of typographic development to posters and ephemera from the 19th century to the present.

California Rare Book School is a continuing education program dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills required by professionals working in all aspects of the rare book community, and for students interested in entering the field.

Founded in 2005, CalRBS is a project of the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. CalRBS is supported by an informal consortium of many of the academic and research libraries and antiquarian booksellers of Southern California.


03 Nov. 2014|07 Nov. 2014
University of California
California Rare Book School
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