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Weekly Newspaper Makeup and Typography
by Thomas Barnhart
University of Minnesota Press, 1949
Paper: 978-0-8166-5969-2

Weekly Newspaper Makeup and Typography by Thomas F. Barnhard is written primarily for the professional field - for editors and publishers of newspapers. The result is a how-to-do-it volume that will also prove extremely helpful to beginning publishers and the students of weekly journalism. Its material has been tried and tested in courses in typography over a period of 18 years.This is the only full-length book on the subject. It contains 17 chapters: the rise of functional modernism, front page makeup, inside page makeup, editorial and feature pages, rural correspondence, school pages, society pages, sports pages, classified advertising pages, tabloid newspapers, standard headlines, semi-modern headlines, newspaper body type, printing. Of special interest is a chapter on changing processes in printing newspapers. The book is illustrated with actual reproductions, headlines - all selected for their value in interpreting the spirit and character of the small-town press.

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