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Bodoni: Manuale Tipografico

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The origin of the ubiquitous typeface

Celebrated printer and type designer Giambattista Bodoni set the standard for printing the alphabet with his Manuale Tipografico (1818). The two-volume set—published posthumously in a limited edition of 250—features 142 sets of roman and italic typefaces, a wide selection of borders, ornaments, symbols, and flowers, as well as Greek, Hebrew, Russian,
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Hardcover, 1232 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Taschen
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Before we were watching documentaries on sans serifs, Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) was laying down a credo on typographical design. His philosophy was published posthumously in 1818, and Taschen’s re-creation is one of the ultimate volumes for anyone who loves the printed word. There are other versions, but the cover on this particular facsimile edition is a must have.
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