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A little surprised by its brevity,
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This review is from: Blackletter: Type and National Identity (Paperback)
I didn't read the description too thoroughly before purchasing the book - I was a bit nonplussed to see that there are corporate annual reports that are thicker than this volume (it's only 76 pages). Essentially, it's a series of essays that outline the history of blackletter type and its significance in Protestantism and Catholicism vs. roman type. If you're a typophile it's a must-read in spite of its brevity - if you're a lover of history you might still enjoy it as the essays touch upon political forces throughout history (such as the Nazi's insistence to do away with all things blackletter and in so doing debasing the heritage of those who used it).
Overpriced given its short length, but well-written and informative nonetheless.