"Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: The King is Dead, "
- At 3:15 PM +0200 28 03 06, Per Werme wrote:
>Peter and LudwigHallo, Per
>A rather late commentary to the black letter (Textura) in the late
>medieval manuscripts and the first printing types of Mainz.
Thank you for your further considerations!
The Fence Shrift is a good description for textura. Nice to look at, not so great for reading.
Better for publishers, more words on the page ;-)
PS, here is an invitation to the next ATypI conference, in Lisbon, late September.
Always a good place to talk about such issues!
>We all know that Mr G had to compeat with and surpass the scribes of
>the time. That's why he cut a lot of alterations, abbreviations and
>ligatures, just the way the scribes wrote to achieve even text
>columns without disturbing gaps. And to that hanging punctuation. A
>tight and heavy text image was achieved -- a fence similar image
>(Gitterschrift as the Germans sometimes puts it). Really a decline
>compared with the Carolingian open characters.
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I cut off the last of my post to you by mistake. I think the date of
Schöffer's entry into the project is fairly accurate primarily because
somewhere was a reference to his being in Mainz prior to the fall of
Constantinople (1493), which was of considerable concern to the