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Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...To make or form letters by cutting into stone or wood. The roman civilisation produced a great number of stone monuments adorned with carved text. The letters were carved to be readable at a distance and used the shadows created...

Glyphic

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...Serif typefaces with glyph-type serifs. Glyphic fonts draw from the letters formed by inscriptions carved into stone rather than handwritten, calligraphic lettering, and have triangular serifs.This text is set in Albertus, a glyphic font...

Woodwork, Ceramics, and Metalwork in Pre-Modern Korea

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...Crafts have received much emphasis in Korean art history. The standard of crafts was exceptional in all fields, and their impact considerable in Korean life and art. Especial achievements were in woodwork, lacquerware inlaid...

Woodwork in Pre-Modern Japan

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...Much of the long string of islands that makes up Japan lies within the Asian monsoon zone, and thus much of the country enjoys rich vegetation because of the ample precipitation. In addition, clear differences between the country’s four...

The Design of the Chinese Woodblock Printed Book

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...This article examines the design of the Chinese book produced by woodblock printing (xylography). Although the discussion will focus on the printed book, especially its page layout and bookbinding, it will also make passing reference...

Carving and Sculpture in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...This article introduces practices of carving and sculpting in Mongolia historically and in modern days. Similar to painting and drawing, nomads were engaged in artistic productions from ancient times despite their lifestyle of seasonal...

Metalwork and Woodwork in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Metalwork and woodwork existed on a small scale throughout Mongolia, where local nomadic workshops produced artifacts of everyday life and weapons in time of war. More luxury items were imported or copied by Mongol artisans, or made...

Carvings (Stone and Jade) in Pre-Modern China

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Jade is esteemed as a premier artistic medium in China, where it has enjoyed continuous favor over 8,000 years, from the Neolithic period to the present day. The allure of its subtle semitranslucent color, the sensuous soft sheen of its...

Carving and Sculpture in Pre-Modern Japan

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...From the beginning of Japanese prehistory and continuing throughout the pre-modern period, many types of Japanese fine arts, crafts, and architecture have utilized carving—much of it in wood but also in other materials—to create...

Printing in Pre-Modern Japan

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Christine Guth

Christine Guth led the Asian design history strand in the V&A / RCA History of Design Programme from 2007 until 2016. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...Pre-modern Japan had a rich and diverse print culture based almost entirely on woodblock printing. This technology permitted the cultivation of a close and creative interplay between text and image. It also made possible the reproduction...