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STENCILLED ORNAMENT & ILLUSTRATION: A DEMONSTRATION OF WILLIAM ADDISON DWIGGINS' METHOD OF BOOK DECORATION AND OTHER USES OF THE STENCIL TOGETHER WITH A NOTE BY THE ARTIST. Expanded edition. Ed. by Dorothy Abbe. Princeton Architectural Press, Inc., New York, 2015. Original edition published 1979. 108 pp. with 119 ills. (18 col.). 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781616893750 In English.
Publisher's description: There has never been anyone in the design world like William Addison Dwiggins (1880-1956). The first American to call himself a graphic designer, he applied his prodigious talents in the fields of typography, calligraphy, illustration, and even puppeteering -- a more fitting title might have been Renaissance man. He is best known for his book designs, which combine his expertise in calligraphy, use of stencils, and typography. Very little has been published on Dwiggins, until now. The first of several planned volumes on his incredible legacy, this reprint of Stencilled Ornament & Illustration includes the original book, hand-set in an experimental Linotype face he designed, along with stencils and plates illustrating a dizzying array of graphical elements. A new introduction by Bruce Kennett shows how Dwiggins used ornaments, rules, and other elements in his final book and jacket designs. Originally published in a letterpress edition of 120 copies, this important book introduces the unique genius of Dwiggins to a broader audience.
Artist(s):Dwiggins, William Addison
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Graphic Arts (Prints) — Books/Illustration/Printing
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 165588
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