Porter Garnett Philosophical Writings on the Ideal Book.


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Book Condition: Fine, in clear acetate jacket.

251 pp.; 8vo; black cloth; paper spine label; portrait frontis by Dorothea Lange; BCC Pub. No. 203, limited to 450 copies. Designed by Jack Stauffacher of the Greenwood Press; typesetting by Francesca Stauffacher, set in cycles type designed by Sumner Stone; binding by Cardoza-James in San Francisco.

According to the prospectus: Porter Garnett [1871-1951] flourished in San Francisco's bohemian circles as a member of the legendary group Les Jeunes, which included Gelett Burgess, George Sterling, Jack London, Arnold Genthe, and Xavier Martinez. With extraordinary skill, he worked as calligrapher, woodcarver, designer, teacher, critic, theater producer and find printer. In this last arena he developed the "San Francisco Style" of fine printing, and in 1922 was invited to Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, where he established the Laboratory Press. Garnett was one of the first natives of San Francisco to achieve national and international recognition as a typographer, teacher, and bibliophile in his own lifetime. San Francisco printer, designer, author Jack Stauffacher, no stranger to similar acclaim, here with his associates produces a simply beautiful and fitting tribute.

Title: Porter Garnett Philosophical Writings on the Ideal Book.


Categories: Press Books,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine, in clear acetate jacket.

Seller ID: 8846

Keywords: Biography Literature Typography Design Literature