18. Booktalk Eighteen – west

Date: 15 March 2014
Venue: At the exhibition ‘Lettering: objects, examples, practice’ at Central Saint Martins (Open until 12 April)
Participants/Friends: Josse, Natalie, Phil

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Gradual (a book of music for the sung mass service) with Latin text and illuminated capitals written on vellum. Original binding.
Bologna, c.1480
Questions and disputations upon Genesis, by Nicholas Gibbens
London: Felix Kyngston 1602
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Tractatio nova de re equaria complectens partes tres, by George Simon Winters.
Nürnberg: Andre & Endter 1672
Four different typestyles used as a code for a textbook in four languages.
Motorway signs: The final report of advisory committee on traffic signs for motorways. 
London: Ministry of Transport 1962
This committee was chaired by Sir Colin Anderson and began work in 1957. Jock Kinneir was the consultant on design and his assistant was Margaret Calvert. Kinneir Calvert went on to work for the Worboys committee on signs for all-purpose roads 1961–4.
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Libanii Sophistae epistolae, by Joannes Christophorus Wofius.
Amsterdam 1738
A dictionary of biography and mythology printed in Greek and Latin
Sheets for the guidance of the signwriters of W H Smith, by Eric Gill.
Blueprints mounted on fabric, 1907
These formed the basis of the housestyle which lasted until 1973.

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Questions
‘I like books which grapple with several texts on the same page and the consequent arrangement. Here we have a main discussion arranged symmetrically on the spread, with copious notes bracketing it in the foredge and foot margins. The difference in type sizes is really all that enables one text to be differentiated from the other for there is no gutter to speak of! Note references run-on and are clear only by virtue of extra space either side.’
Gradual
‘College is lucky to have two 15C graduals. One: a good running-hand but naive and smudgy initials and badly hacked pages; and this, nicknamed ‘the one’. Everything about this – including It’s original binding – is good. In selecting which opening to show I chose this which shows the full range of achievement: the running-hand for the sung parts. the small script for the rubrics (instructions), the larger letters within the text, and the illuminated initials.’
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15. Booktalk Fifteen

Date: 04 September 2013
Venue: Barbican Centre
Participants/Friends: Yingtong, Hyunho, Phil, Natalie

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Around the Cave of the Double Tombs, by Lina Selander
2010
Published by OEI
ISBN 9789185905195
Carel Visser/Cor Blok , by Cor Blok
1968
Published by J. M. Meulenhoff Amsterdam
ISBN (not available)
ASIN B000HI22HY
Reconstructing Time, by Irene Kopelman
2005
Published by Roma Publications
ISBN (not available)
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the book on books on artists books, by ???
when??
Published by ??
ISBN 978-?
Facsimile Library, by ??
when??
Published by ?
ISBN 978-?
This book is part of A Stack of Books as well as it is A Book of Stacks, by Triin Tamm
when??
Published by ?
ISBN 978-9949-21-598-0 / 978-9949-21-583-6
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County of London Plan, by J H Forshaw & Patrick Abercrombie
1943 (2nd printing)
Published by Macmillan and Co. Ltd.
ISBN (not available)
The County of London Plan, by E J Carter and Ernö Goldfinger
1945
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN (not available)
The Organization Man, by William H Whyte. Cover design by Irwin Fabian.
1960
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN (not available)
Plan for New York City, by Peter S Richards (editor), William H Whyte, consultant. Design by Don Page, Page, Arbitrio & Resen Ltd.
1969
Published by New York City Planning Commission
ISBN (not available)
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Books on Japan 1931–1972, by ??
when??
Published by ?
ISBN 978-?
The Shelf, by ??
when??
Published by ?
ISBN 978-?

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14. Booktalk Fourteen

Date: 24 July 2013
Venue: Southbank
Participants/Friends: Hyunho, Natalie, Yingtong

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Alphabets old & new, by Lewis F. Day
when?
Published by B. T. Batsford Ltd.
ISBN 978-??
Lesser Known Architecture, by ?
201?
Published by ?
ISBN 978-?
Constructs No1: Constructions in Area & Space , by Moritz Grünke
2013
Published by Gloria Glitzer
ISBN (not available)
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Mel Bochner Photographs 1966–1969, by Mel Bochner?
when?
Published by ?
ISBN 978-??
Friederike von Rauch Sites, by Friederike von Rauch
201?
Published by Hatje Cantz
ISBN 978-3-7757-2039-7
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One + 1, by Daniel Eatock
when?
Published by ?
ISBN 978-??
User’s Manual Eastside Projects, by Eastside Project
2012
Published by Drift five
ISBN 978-1-906753-29-0
Jaime Gili: Repetition, by Jaime Gili
2012
Published by thebooksfromthefuture

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12. Booktalk Twelve

Date: 10  July 2013
Venue: ICA Gallery
Participants/Friends: Hyunho, Yingtong

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Ghent/ Lisbon/ Porto Drawings, by Bart Lodewijks
2006
Published by Roma Publications
ISBN 9077459170
(In)visible Dialogues, by Elias Arner, Per Huttner, Abake
2011
Published by Dent-De-Leone
ISBN 978-0956188557

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Kiosk: Modes of Multiplication, by Ch. Keller/M. Lailach
September 2009
Published by JRP|Ringier
ISBN: 978-3-03764-075-3
Self-Organised, by Stine Hebert/Anne Szefer Karlsen
2013
Published by Open Editions
ISBN: 978-0-949004-17-8

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11. Booktalk Eleven

Date: 24 June 2013
Venue: Hanover Square near Oxford Circus Station
Participants/Friends: Alissa, Hyunho, Natalie, Yingtong

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POLPO: A Venetian Cookbook (Of Sorts), by Russell Norman
2012
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 978-1408816790

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Notes from the Cosmic Typewriter The Life and Work of Dom Sylvester Houédard, by Ed Nicola Simpson
2012
Published by Occasional Papers
ISBN 978-0-9569623-3-1
Type & Characters, by Paul Gangloff
2012
Published by Paul Gangloff (written records)
ISBN n/a

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Billy (instruction), by IKEA
?
Published by IKEA
ISBN n/a
Oboist’s Reed Doctor, by Sandra Downing & Peter Moore
1995
Published by Dr Downing Music
ASIN B00197ZR4M
America 29.01.13, by Craig Atkinson
2013
Published by Café Royal Books
ISBN n/a

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House of Leaves, by Mark Z Danielewski
2000
Published by Doubleday
ISBN 978-0385603102
Only Revolutions, by Mark Z Danielewski
2006
Published by Pantheon Books
ISBN 978-0375421761

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10.5 Booktalk special: visiting Phil Baines

Date: 2 July 2013
Venue: Phil’s living room
Participants/Friends: Alissa, Hyunho, Natalie, Yingtong

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Pictorial guides to the Lakeland fells, by Alfred Wainwright
1955–66
Published by Westmorland Gazette
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British Steel: Handbook for Constructional Engineers Containing Tables Relating to Steel and Information Regarding the Products and Manufactures of Dorman Long and Co Ltd
1938
Published by Dorman Long and Co. Ltd
ASIN B001NH0OSC
Full moon, by Michael Light
1999
Published by Jonathan Cape
ISBN 978-0224063043
Out of the ashes: a progress through Coventry Cathedral, by Basil Spence & Henk Snoek
1963
Published by Geoffrey Bles
ASIN B0000CLWU8
Houses and gardens by Sir Edwin Lutyens RA, by Lawrence Weaver
1925
Published by Country Life
ASIN B0008BY11A
Motif 13, by Ruari McLean (editor)
1967
Published by Shenval Press
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Four Gospels, illustrated & designed by Eric Gill
1931
Published by Golden Cockerell (facsimile edition by September Press 1988)
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And the ass saw the angel,
 by Nick Cave
2007
Published by Black Spring (special 20th anniversary edition)
ISBN 1-880985-72-1
Autobituary/sadow deeds, by Anne Bean
2006
Published by Matt’s Gallery
ISBN 9780907623519
Raw creation:Outsider Art and Beyond, by John Maizels
1995
Published by Phaidon
ISBN 978-0714840093

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9. Booktalk Nine

Date: 10 June 2013
Venue: CSM Library
Participants/Friends: Yingtong, Hyunho

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How the Underground Works, by P E Garbutt
1963
Published by London Transport
The Story of the Underground, by John R Day

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Armando Andrade Tudela: Efectiviwonder, by Armando Andrade Tudela
2009
Published by Ikon Gallery Ltd
ISBN 9781904864486
Lebensreform in Leitrim, by Sarah Browne
2011
Published by Cottagelab
ISBN 978 0 9554976 5 0

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How the Underground Works
P E Garbutt: Influential Underground railway planner at London Transport
An avid fan of the London Underground, H had a nifty deal for these two books at one of the Ephemera Society Fairs (£1 each?). Originally priced at 5 shillings/60p each. A very informative and beautifully illustrated account of the London Underground. Fantastic dense diagrams and maps of underground lines, including the signalling and handling of daily traffic, interchanges with other lines, days of opening and closing, technical drawings of its construction, and B&W photographs to go along. A fold out of the Underground Map by Garbutt included at the back.

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