Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology
Barrie Tullett. London, England: Laurence King, 2014. 176 p.: ill. ; 23 cm. Text in English
Tulett introduces us to the history of typewriter art, which is as long as the history of the machines themselves, and even longer still, as the art form continues while the production of typewriters is long gone. From Flora F. F. Stacey’s butterfly (1898) to Emma King’s Asterisk Underscores (2012), Tullett provides an annotated catalogue of art production through these machines. After a brief introduction of the typewriter’s technological changes over their century of production, the author proceeds to show the various styles of art produced through them, from early figurative works to the more experimental pieces and minimalist patterns of contemporary design. TL
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Published on April 3, 2015