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John Baskerville: Art and Industry of the Englightenment

Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick


This book is concerned with the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure, John Baskerville (1707-75). Baskerville was a Birmingham inventor, entrepreneur and artist with a worldwide reputation who made eighteenth-century Birmingham a city without typographic equal, by changing the course of type design. Baskerville not only designed one of the world’s most historically important typefaces, he also experimented with casting and setting type, improved the construction of the printing-press, developed a new kind of paper and refined the quality of printing i ... More

Keywords: Baskerville, Birmingham, books, culture, Enlightenment, eighteenth-century, industry, manufacturing, printing, typography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940643
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940643.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline Archer-Parré, editor

Malcolm Dick, editor