Stanley Morison's Aldine Hypothesis Revisited

  title={Stanley Morison's Aldine Hypothesis Revisited},
  author={Kay Amert},
  journal={Design Issues},
  • Kay Amert
  • Published 2008
  • Engineering
  • Design Issues
Admiration for the graphic vigor of the past brought historic fonts back into use in the modern period and renewed scholars' discus sions of stylistic influence in type design. In this context, the British type historian, Stanley Morison, proposed in the 1920s a hypothesis that was to alter the writing of typographic history in the twentieth century. Then at the beginning of his career, and busy scouring ar chives for examples of fine printing, Morison observed that, at origin, the French roman… Expand
On the botanical content of Hypnerotomachia Poliphili
Abstract This study focuses on botanical features gleaned from the literary source Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499); the analysis reveals that Hypnerotomachia Poliphili includes 285 botanicalExpand


The Phenomenon of the "Gros Canon"
  • Kay Amert
  • Philosophy
  • The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America
  • 2005
of the senses of that word. Looking like a text roman writ large, it blended harmoniously with other fonts at the same time it was distin guished by its size. First used in Paris in 1530 by the youngExpand