Giambattista Bodoni

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(jämbät-tē`stä bōdō`nē), 1740–1813, Italian printer b. Piedmont. He was the son of a printer and worked for a time at the press of the Vatican. Under the patronage of the duke of Parma, he produced stately quartos and folios with impressive title pages and luxurious margins. With BaskervilleBaskerville, John
, 1706–75, English designer of type and printer. He and Caslon were the two great type designers of the 18th cent. in England. He began his work as printer and publisher in 1757 and in 1758 became printer to the Univ. of Cambridge.
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 in England and the DidotDidot, François
, 1689–1757, Parisian printer. The son of a printer, Denis Didot, he was the first of the family to win fame in his craft. His son, François Ambroise Didot,
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 family in France, Bodoni was a leader in originating pseudoclassical typefaces. These were distinguished from the "old style" of CaslonCaslon, William
, 1692–1766, English type designer, b. Worcestershire. He worked first in London as an engraver of gunlocks, then set up his own foundry in 1716. The merits of Caslon's types were rediscovered after a brief eclipse in the popularity of John Baskerville's
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 by emphasizing the contrast of light and heavy lines and by long, level serifs. Bodoni's most notable publications include folio editions of Horace (1791), Vergil (1793), The Divine Comedy (1795), and Homer (1808). His coldly elegant books were frankly made to be admired for typeface and layout, not to be studied or read. He was apparently indifferent to the quality of the text he printed and to editing and proofreading. William Morris considered Bodoni's mechanical perfection in typography the ultimate example of modern ugliness.
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Bodoni currently serves as Board of Director for IASIU in which he chairs the Certification and Education Committees.
And especially, pages from his typographic masterpiece, the Manuale Tipografico, painstakingly prepared by his wife Ghitta, posthumously published in two volumes, and displaying the myriad typefaces in multiple sizes that Bodoni had designed and engraved over a long and prolific career.
8) That was also the case with the names Baskerville, Garamond and Bodoni in his previous novels.
Referencia a la edicion por Bodoni del texto de Moratin, La comedia nueva, impresa en 1796.
Fuentes: Didot de Firmin Didot, Bodoni de Giambattista Bodoni.
It consisted of two main islands, Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse, its capital was Bodoni and its ruler, General Pica.
La historia del libro se ha construido de manera preferente sobre la esplendida urdimbre que nos han proporcionado tanto los grandes impresores, desde Aldo y Plantino a Bodoni y Didot, como las urbes europeas de la edicion, desde Paris a Venecia.
His "B-list" fonts include Bodoni, Calibri, Century, Futura, and Perpetua.
One group received the list in 16-point Arial font while the other two groups received lists printed using 12-point Comic Sans MS or 12-point Bodoni MT.
Before you could say "two more reams of paper and half a dozen memory sticks" I had keyed in 500 pages of excellent words in 12 point bodoni.
Its editorial team came up with a paradise holiday resort in the Indian Ocean called San Serif, shaped like a semi-colon and run by a General Bodoni.
Johan Fredrik Kroepelien (Bergen: Bodoni Forlag, 2006) 89-122; Ellen Gjervann, "Tretten ar i teatret--triumph eller tragedie," Hovedfagsoppgave Universitetet i Bergen(1998); Roderick Rudler, "Ibsen som teaterstipendiat i Dresden," Edda 66 (1996) : 236-43.