Valerie Lester: Giambattista Bodoni

Valerie Lester: <i>Giambattista Bodoni</i>

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Book design has become even more important in the era of Kindle and other e-books.  Publishers are finally realizing that a beautiful object is important to readers, not simply the words on the page.  Sometimes, however, words on a page, when designed and arranged properly, are a joy to behold.  Our good friend Val Lester has published her latest book, Giambattista Bodoni, His Life and His World, the first full-scale biography of the legendary type designer and printer and she will join us on August 13th to broaden our minds a bit more on the importance of design in the printed word.  If you’ve ever used the type Bodoni in word processing, you have Giambattista Bodoni to thank.