Hands Off or Hands On?

By: Beatrice Warde (1900-1969)

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophiles Monograph, No. 93. NO LIMITATION STATED, designed by Janet Anderson at the Composing Room, Inc., composed in Monotype Bembo. Pamphlet. 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches. [x], 23, [3] pp. Half-title, typographic ornaments throughout, Foreword by Charles Antin, printer's device on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Orange embossed wrappers of Fabriano cover stock printed with "BW" on front cover, stapled, binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. SFK519-1056. Very Good. This volume contains the text of an address by Beatrice Warde to the Society of Designer-Craftsmen, May 12, 1969, one of her last writings. She states: "As for the word craft, well, in our new cybernetic age you people will be towering up as you exemplify the meaning of that word in a world that has begun to see the electronic devices taking over the controlling responsibilities of the mechanical craftsmen, the proud card holders in the craft unions. In our disintegrating civilization you stand out by the integration of your will and your skill. You stand among us as homo faber, homo artifex."

Title: Hands Off or Hands On?

Author Name: Beatrice Warde (1900-1969)

Categories: Typophiles,

Publisher: New York, NY, The Typophiles: 1969

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SFK519-1056

Keywords: Beatrice Warde, Hands Off or Hands On, Typophiles, Typophile Monograph, Charles Antin, Muir Dawson, Janet Anderson, The Composing Room, Society of Designer-Craftsmen