- Paperback: 72 pages
- Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (May 19, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1568981252
- ISBN-13: 978-1568981253
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.2 x 11.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,353,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Blackletter: Type and National Identity 1st Edition
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"Traces blackletter's intriguing history and relationship to German national identity. Peter Bain and Paul Shaw...definitely have politics as well as design on their agenda....[This book] details how antagonism between speakers of German and Romance languages fueled blackletter's vitality." -- Michael Z. Wise, The New York Times Arts & Leisure, March 1, 1998
The essays are excellent and enlightening, covering a lot of information in a few pages. Of particular note is Phillip Th. Bertheau's "The German Language and the Two Faces of Its Script: A Genuine Expression of European Culture?" where he concludes, "The only reason for blackletter not to co-exist with roman today. -- Communication Arts
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Overpriced given its short length, but well-written and informative nonetheless.