Stanley Morison's Aldine Hypothesis Revisited

@article{Amert2008StanleyMA,
  title={Stanley Morison's Aldine Hypothesis Revisited},
  author={Kay Amert},
  journal={Design Issues},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={53-71}
}
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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