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Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing

Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing (Hardback)

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This handsome volume is a visual homage to the golden age of the typewriter, charting a century of beautiful machinery and design innovation. Eighty vintage devices ranging from the world's first commercially successful typewriter-the Sholes & Glidden Type Writer of 1874-to the iconic electric models of the 1960s are profiled in elegant photographs and fascinating text, highlighting the design modifications, intricate details, and peculiar quirks that make each typewriter unique. Packed with visuals and rich with history, Typewriters is the essential story of a writing invention that changed the world.

Architecture & DesignDesign & DesignersTypography & letteringArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryTypography & lettering Publisher: Chronicle Books Publication Date: 17/10/2017 ISBN-13: 9781452154886  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Tom Hanks is an American actor, filmmaker, and typewriter enthusiast. Anthony Casillo is a typewriter collector and an expert on vintage typewriters. He has been involved in the office machine industry for more than four decades and is well-known for his skills repairing and restoring vintage typewriters and office machines. He lives on Long Island, New York. Bruce Curtis is a visual historian, book packager, and author. He has photographed for Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, and the AP Wire. He's shot everyone from the Rolling Stones to Tina Fey, photographed international conflicts, Hollywood movie sets, the Reagan and Clinton Oval Offices, and Jacques Cousteau underwater. He lives on Long Island, New York.

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