The Well-Made Book
Edited and with an introduction by William S. Peterson
- Page Count: 408
- Size: 6 x 9 inches
- Format: September 2002
- Publication Date: Casebound in cloth w/ dust jacket
- Price: $55
- ISBN: 0-9715687-4-X
Available in the Regular Edition only – the Special Edition has sold out, sorry!
Click here to connect to an interview with William Peterson on Reservocation.com, in which he discusses his book, his work, and the design and typography of The Well-Made Book.
DANIEL BERKELEY UPDIKE (1860-1941) has been described as ?he most distinguished American printer.?He was one of a handful of highly successful and influential book designers of the twentieth century and proprietor of the Merrymount Press in Boston. Updike? aesthetic philosophy and commitment to quality in the making of books have a special relevance today at a time of rapid change in the media arts.
The Well-Made Book is a substantial and timeless collection of virtually all of Updike? writings on the art of the book. William S. Peterson has researched, unearthed and assembled this wealth of material?uch of which will be new even to those readers who are familiar with Updike? writings. Until the publication of The Well-Made Book, many of these important and revealing essays have been hard to find, and some of Updike? writing featured in this book appears here for the first time. There is a complete index, annotations, and a new scholarly introduction by Peterson.
31 full page illustrations many in 2 colors.
William S. Peterson, Professor of English at the University of Maryland, is the author of several books on William Morris and the Kelmscott Press and the editor of The Ideal Book (1982), a collection of William Morris? writings on the book arts. Peterson? books have won a number of honors, including the Felici Feliciano Award, the Besterman Award, and a nomination for the National Book Award.