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Blackletter, the Content of the Form analyses Blackletter writings, calligraphies and typographies from the 12th to the 21st century. It shows the results of the two-year investigation led by Vincent Champenois under the supervision of Dr. Mathew Staunton, PhD. This essay on how this typically European writing system was born, how it evolved and where it is now headed to is richly illustrated and takes a fresh look on many specific aspects of Blackletter. The reader can learn what it truly is and put aside the prejudices it suffers since Roman typography started flourishing in the 15th century. Blackletter, the Content of the Form provides an overview of nine centuries of European history through the magnifying glass of Blackletter. The reader is able to learn more about various topics such as history, architecture, religion, politics, science and techniques, and to read about the anecdotes that made History and the men that built Europe the way we know it today. This book was written in English so as to be accessible to the greatest possible number of people and to efficiently transfer knowledge, just like Blackletter writing did in its own time.
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history of blackletter writings, calligraphies and typographies from the 12th to the 21st century
Vincent Champenois, together with Dr. Mathew Staunton, PhD
2010