Song and Words: A History of the Curwen Press


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Song and Words: A history of the Curwen Press
Herbert Simon

George Allen & Unwin
261 pages
165 x 260 mm
Format: Hardcover


USED – This book is a used copy of a title that is currently out of print. The book for sale is the book pictured.

“The story starts with the development of the Curwen method of Tonic Sol-fa notation for the teaching of singing. During the nineteenth century the Curwen method brought the joys of community singing within popular reach and was also responsible for the foundation of numerous choral societies.

During the present century the printing at Plaistow of The Curwen Press made it one of the pioneers in the printing renaissance. The author provides a thoroughly well documented and carefully illustrated study of the improvements the firm introduced in the style and quality of bookwork and general business printing.

The fresh approach of The Curwen Press, the happy relations it created with its staff of men and women and the contracts it established with contemporary artists makes its work the foundation and inspiration of graphic and typographic design of the present day.”

Additional information

Weight .76 kg
Dimensions 165 × 260 × 30 mm