The history and technique of lettering / Alexander Nesbitt

The history and technique of lettering / Alexander Nesbitt

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REF.CL.0367
300 p. illus. 24 cm
1957
1950
Alexander Nesbitt
Prentice-Hall, Inc.
New York City
Lettering.
Lettering
CBA Copy 2. Discusses the use of lettering as a design tool. Begins with a history of the design of lettering, with sections on the Ancient History of Type (Norse rock-tracing, Egyptian word-pictures, Classic Greek Alphabet, etc.), Arabic Numerals, Gothic Letters and Type, The Effects of the Industrial Revolution, and Type of the Twentieth Century. The second half of the text is titled "A Practical Course in Lettering" and includes sections on Lettering with the Broad Pen, Exercises in Script, and Poster design. First published in 1950 under the title: Lettering; The History and Technique of Lettering as Design. With a bibliography (p. 288-293) and an index (p. 294-300).