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The story of the Armenian alphabet: part 1

Puzzovio, C. (2009) The story of the Armenian alphabet: part 1. Baseline. 57, pp. 20-29. 0954-9226.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: This work traces the development of type for the printing of Armenian books as various printers attempted to set up presses to print in Armenian, which was not possible in Armenia until the late eighteenth century, due to political oppression. The Baseline Issue 57 article (Part 1) of the research introduces its historic and cultural background, and details the materials discovered and examined. Significantly, there had been no illustrated summary of the history and development of Armenian type design and production published before. The choice of the acclaimed international design magazine Baseline enabled the information to be distributed widely and therefore promote the alphabet of the Armenian people.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Puzzovio, Carolyn, Armenia, history, culture, Armenian, font, typeface
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z116 Book industries and trade > Z116.A5 Printing > Z124 History
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z242.9 Practical printing > Z250 Type and type-founding
Creators: Puzzovio, Carolyn
Projects: The Story of the Armenian Alphabet: Part 2, "Lagoon" Font: Digital Revival of an Armenian Type Design
Publisher: Bradbourne Publishing Ltd
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Design & Photography
Date: 2009
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 20-29
Journal or Publication Title: Baseline
Volume: 57
Language: English
ISSN: 0954-9226
Status: Published / Disseminated
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