John Baskerville the Writing Master: Calligraphy and Type in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Clayton, Ewan (2017) John Baskerville the Writing Master: Calligraphy and Type in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. In: John Baskerville: Art and Industry in the Enlightenment. Eighteenth-Century Worlds (7). University of Liverpool Press, Liverpool, pp. 113-133. ISBN 9781786940643

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Abstract

This chapter on Baskerville as writing-master incorporates a new survey of penmanship in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It critiques 20th century scholarship in this area, and presents new evidence for the technical basis of English Round Hand. With Baskerville as a case in point, this book section reverses the received understanding of two traditions (typography and calligraphy) that increasingly diverged from one and argues for a cross fertilisation between calligraphy and the design of type as a continuous historical process, itself contributing to the development of 'modern' typographic style. In brief this chapter offers a revisioning of a significant part letterform history.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baskerville writing-master Calligraphy Type penmanship
Subjects: Design > Advertising
Design > Calligraphy
Design > Design History
Design > Graphic Design
Design > Typography
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: Ewan Clayton
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 13:34
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2021 11:00
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/8986
ORCID for Ewan Clayton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4691-1574

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