Bruce Rogers (1870-1957).
Title Paragraphs on Printing Elicited from Bruce Rogers in Talks with James Hendrickson on the Functions of the Book Designer, With Occasional Notes and Illustrations.
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York: Dover, 1980
0486238172 / 9780486238173
Seller ID CH814-382
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. (x), (188) pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Rogers, 97 figures are examples of Rogers' designs, bibliography, Rudge's printer's device on the last page; text clean, unmarked, last leaf upper corner crumpled. Illustrated printed wrappers; binding square and tight, minor shelf / use wear. Very Good. Bruce Rogers was an American typographer and type designer, acclaimed by some as among the greatest book designers of the twentieth century. Rogers was known for his "classical" style of design, rejecting modernism, never using asymmetrical arrangements, rarely using sans serif type faces, favoring solid roman faces such as Caslon and his own Centaur. His books now fetch high sums at auction.
Bruce Rogers, Paragraphs on Printing Elicited from Bruce Rogers in Talks with James Hendrickson on the Functions of the Book Designer, With Occasional Notes and Illustrations, Book Design, Graphic Arts