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The Anatomy of a Book: Pt. 1 Format in the Hand-Press Period ; The Making of a Renaissance Book [videorecording]

Book Arts Press
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
The anatomy of a book discusses book format and format identification in regard to books printed on the hand press on hand-made paper. The making of a Renaissance book, originally issued as a black-and-white film shot on location at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, covers cutting a type punch; making a copper strike and justifying the matrix; casting and dressing the type; composition, imposition and proof-reading; inking and running off the sheets; stop-press corrections.
Director
Peter Herdrich
Performers
[The anatomy of a book : part 1, format in the hand-press period : presenter] with Terry Belanger.
Release Date
1991
Run Time
51 min.
Language
English
Notes
The anatomy of a book originally produced in 1991. The making of a Renaissance book originally produced in 1969. Digitally remastered for DVD, 2004.
Variant Title
Format in the hand-press period
Related Title
Making of a Renaissance book.
Contents
  • The anatomy of a book / written and produced by Terry Belanger ; produced and directed by Peter Herdrich (30 min.)
  • The making of a Renaissance book / produced by Dana Atchley (21 min.).
Credits
The anatomy of a book : part 1, format in the hand-press period: Camera: Gregory Andracke ; edited by Frederick Staab ; music composed by Robert Reale.
Published
Charlottesville, VA : Book Arts Press, [2004]
Description
1 videodisc (51 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
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