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The Resource Designing English : early literature on the page, Daniel Wakelin

Designing English : early literature on the page, Daniel Wakelin

Label
Designing English : early literature on the page
Title
Designing English
Title remainder
early literature on the page
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Wakelin
Title variation
Early literature on the page
Creator
Contributor
Author
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How did scribes choose to arrange the words and images on the page in each manuscript? How did they preserve, clarify and illustrate writing in English? 'Designing English' is an overview of eight centuries of graphic design in manuscripts and inscriptions from the Anglo-Saxon to the early Tudor periods. Working beyond the traditions established for Latin, scribes of English needed to be more inventive, so that each book was an opportunity for redesigning. 'Designing English' focuses on the craft, agency and intentions of scribes, painters and engravers in the practical processes of making pages and artefacts. It weighs up the balance of ingenuity and copying, practicality and imagination in their work. It surveys bilingual books, format, ordinatio, decoration and reading aloud, as well as inscriptions on objects, monuments and buildings. With over ninety illustrations, drawn especially from the holdings of the Bodleian Library in Old English and Middle English, 'Designing English' gives a comprehensive overview of English books and other material texts across the Middle Ages."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
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1977-
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Wakelin, Daniel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
Z106.5.G7
LC item number
W345 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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Bodleian Library,
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  • Bodleian Library
  • Bodleian Library
  • Manuscript design
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, English
  • Books
  • Books
  • Books
  • Books
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, English
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • Manuscript design
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • England
Label
Designing English : early literature on the page, Daniel Wakelin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalog of the exhibition held at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, December 12, 2017-April 29, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-204) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Making space for English -- Making pages -- Pages for reading -- Decorating pages -- Pages for voicing -- English in space
Control code
987037968
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781851244751
Lccn
2017434769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)987037968
Label
Designing English : early literature on the page, Daniel Wakelin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalog of the exhibition held at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, December 12, 2017-April 29, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-204) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Making space for English -- Making pages -- Pages for reading -- Decorating pages -- Pages for voicing -- English in space
Control code
987037968
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781851244751
Lccn
2017434769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)987037968

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