The Eternal Letter: Two Millennia of the Classical Roman Capital

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Price
$56.95  $52.96
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
Pages
270
Dimensions
9.4 X 11.8 X 0.7 inches | 3.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780262029018

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About the Author

Paul Shaw, an award-winning graphic designer, typographer, and calligrapher in New York City, teaches at Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts. The designer or codesigner of eighteen typefaces, he is the coauthor of Blackletter: Type and National Identity and the author of Helvetica and the New York City Subway System (MIT Press). He writes about letter design in the blog Blue Pencil.

Reviews
This beautifully designed book traces the Roman capital and its progeny, shown in more than 400 full-color illustrations including Latin inscriptions, calligraphic interpretations, and modern incarnations on advertisements and movie posters. Full of essays by practitioners of typography and lettering, The Eternal Letter is richly detailed and visually captivating, offering a comprehensive examination--from stone carving to computer pixilation--of the classical Roman capital and its eternal power.--Boston Globe--