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The Origin of the Serif

Edward M. Catich

The Origin of the Serif

Brush Writing and Roman Letters

by Edward M. Catich

  • 373 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Saint Ambrose University Catich Gallery .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Sociology,
  • Techniques - Calligraphy,
  • Lettering & calligraphy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages311
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8521396M
    ISBN 100962974013
    ISBN 109780962974014

    The "First Sans Serif" From the Linotype essay by Adrian Frutiger. "The first sans serif font to appear in a type sample book was by William Caslon IV in This new typeface caught on quickly and began to appear all over Europe and the U.S. under the names "Grotesque" and "Sans Serif.".   The Paperback of the Origin of the Serif: Brush Writings and Roman Letters by Edward M. Catich at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPages:

    Serifs originated in the Latin alphabet with inscriptional lettering—words carved into stone in Roman explanation proposed by Father Edward Catich in his book The Origin of the Serif is now broadly but not universally accepted: the Roman letter outlines were first painted onto stone, and the stone carvers followed the brush marks which flared at stroke ends and corners.   The first low-contrast Latin letters without serif terminations appeared on jubilee coins from , and later under the name ‘Egyptian’ in the William Caslon IV type specimens. Some two decades later, a very heavy serifless font appeared under the name that we use today, sans serif, in the Vincent Figgins specimen book from

    The years before the First World War are often presented as a golden age, but this stylish and witty history shows the turbulence of an alleged belle époque to have been the writing on the wall for a nation that had for too long thought of itself as all-powerful. 'The most exciting way to start looking at the nation's history during this period.'.   Have to agree with some of the above who would expect complete book publishing export--including eBook--from Publisher as you can find with publishing software like Vellum (which approaches both print and eBook production).After all, this software is called Affinity Publisher. I find this software to be typical of Serif: well-designed, pretty, comprehensive and intimidating to someone .


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The Origin of the Serif by Edward M. Catich Download PDF EPUB FB2

The serif is the short cross stroke at the beginning and end of letter parts. Its origin in Roman inscription letters is one of the uncharted areas of paleography. In this book the author questions accepted theories as to the serif's origin, and advances his own theory with skillful reasoning, detailed illustration, and epigraphic proof/5(5).

The serif is the short cross stroke at the beginning & end of letter parts. Its origin in Roman inscription letters is one of the uncharted areas of paleography.

In this book the author questions accepted theories as to the serif's origin, & advances his own theory with skillful reasoning, detailed illustration, &Cited by: 9. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Start by marking “The Origin of the Serif: Brush Writings & Roman Letters” as Want to Read: Want to Read saving /5. The serif is the short cross stroke at the beginning & end of letter parts. Its origin in Roman inscription letters is one of the uncharted areas of paleography.

In this book the author questions accepted theories as to the serif's origin, & advances his own theory with skillful reasoning, detailed illustration, & epigraphic proof. The Origin of the Serif Brush Writing and Roman Letters 2nd edition by Edward M.

Catich. 5 Want to read; Published July by Saint Ambrose University Catich Gallery. Written in English. Origin of the Serif by Edward M. Catich,Catfish Press edition, in EnglishPages: THE ORIGIN OF THE SERIF (Brush Writing & Roman Letters) - The Serif is the short cross stroke at the beginning and end of letter parts.

Its origin in Roman inscription letters is one of the uncharted areas of paleography. This book includes Catich's important The Origin of the Serif book on the brushed origin of the letter forms in the epigraphy on Trajan's Column.

Title: The Origin of the Serif: Brush Writings & Roman Letters. Second Edition, Edited by Mary W. Gilroy. The explanation proposed by Father Edward Catich in his book The Origin of the Serif is now broadly but not universally accepted: the Roman letter outlines were first painted onto stone, and the stone carvers followed the brush marks, which flared at stroke ends and corners, creating serifs.

Another theory is that serifs were devised to neaten the ends of lines as they were chiselled into stone. Sefer Yetzirah (Hebrew: ספר יצירה Sēpher Yəṣîrâh, Book of Formation, or Book of Creation) is the title of the earliest extant book on Jewish mysticism, although some early commentators treated it as a treatise on mathematical and linguistic theory as opposed to Kabbalah.

Yetzirah is more literally translated as "Formation"; the word Briah is used for "Creation". The Serif is the short cross stroke at the beginning and end of letter parts. Its origin in Roman inscription letters is one of the uncharted areas of paleography.

In this book the author questions accepted theories as to the serif’s origin, and his own theory with skillful reasoning, 5/5(1).

In the middles ages books were hand lettered in the Gothic style that had been developed by scribes, until the invention of the movable type press by Johannes Gutenberg. The first typeface carved by Gutenberg was based on the hand writing style of the time and was used to print the first books in Europe, including the Bible.

Good book faces are generally medium in construction — medium proportions, stroke weight, x-height, set width, counters, descenders. We have a free article about that here. I still recommend serif type for books, including glass books, which have basically the same form factor as paper books.

The Origin of the Serif by Edward Catich. 8"x". Click HERE for a preview of this book. The definitive work on the origin and development of the Roman inscriptional alphabet. Catich convincingly shows that the Trajan capitals were first brush written. Includes Catich's large brush capitals A-Z and instructions on making them.

Hardcover book by Edward M. Catich with book jacket and laminated plastic cover. The front cover is white with a green [R] superimposed over an orange [R]. At the bottom of the front cover on a black band between green and orange lines is [The ORIGIN OF THE SERIF] in white.

The title is repeated on the upper spine in white. Below this on the spine is [EDW. / CATICH] in green and the logo of. The Origin of the Serif: Brush Writing & Roman Letters (Second Edition) by Catich, Edward M.; Gilroy, Mary W.

(editor) COVID Update Biblio is open and shipping orders. Before the term "sans-serif" became common in English typography, a number of other terms had been used.

One of these outmoded terms for sans serif was gothic, which is still used in East Asian typography and sometimes seen in font names like News Gothic, Highway Gothic, or Trade Gothic. The history of the term is obscure, but one of the most popular theories is that it originates from the Dutch word schreef, which means a “line” or a “pen stroke”.

In his book The Origin of the Serif, Father Edward Catich said serifs were first introduced when outlines were painted onto stone as an guide for carvers. Limited Preview for 'The Origin of the Serif: Brush Writings & Roman Letters' provided by *This is a limited preview of the contents of this book and does not Pages: The Origin of the Serif: Brush Writing & Roman Letters by Catich, Edward M.

(signed) Seller About Books Published Condition Fine condition Edition First Edition, Limited to 1, copies Item Price $. The origin of the serif: brush writing & Roman letters.

[Edward M Catich] "In all copies of this book were printed. Of th numbered and signed, are hand-bound in half-leather, each in a protective slipcase, and containing 23 additional sheet on which I brush-wrote each letter (6 1/2 inches tall) of the Roman Imperial alphabet.History and Etymology for serif probably from Dutch schreef stroke, line, from Middle Dutch, from schriven to write, from Latin scribere — more at scribe Keep scrolling for more.Buy The Origin of the Serif: Brush Writing and Roman Letters 2nd Edition by Catich, Edward M.

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