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Godine at 50

A Retrospective of Five Decades in the Life of an Independent Publisher

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Godine at Fifty amounts to an autobiography of sorts, the story of a book-making life, and also an elegy for a kind of publishing—beginning back when books were signed up by companies that were not part of huge conglomerates, still printed with hot metal and sold almost exclusively in brick-and-mortar stores—that is no longer possible.”
New York Times

“The lovely colors, tasteful art and elegant typography are an abiding reminder to a hurried world that some gifts of grace endure. That promise is realized in Godine’s books, the gold standard of commercial bookmaking.”
Wall Street Journal

“Godine’s aim from the outset wasn’t to crank out crowd-pleasers, but to publish ‘books that matter for people who care,’ paying special attention to paper quality, bindings, typeface, and design to produce an eclectic array of books that were often beautiful to behold.”
Boston Globe

“That a Godine book is beautifully designed and printed is a given, but this richly illustrated volume has something more going for it: Incisive short essays by David Godine himself, recalling how he came to publish each of the many titles listed and pictured.”
Washington Post

“A book-buyer’s wish-list and a welcome history...all very much in keeping with what we have come to expect from this uniquely independent publisher.”
New Criterion

“This is a book about books for book lovers. It is also a piece of history and a guide to some of the best books published in the last half-century.”
Spectator

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Detaljer

Forlag
David R. Godine Publisher Inc
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781567926767
Utgivelsesår
2022

Om forfatteren

David R. Godine was born in Cambridge and educated at The Roxbury Latin School, Dartmouth College, and Harvard University. After a brief stint in the Army, he worked for year as a printing apprentice to Harold McGrath at Leonard Baskin’s Gehenna Press in Northampton. In 1970, along with co-founders Lance Hidy and Martha Rockwell, he converted an abandoned cow barn on a Brookline estate into a printing office from which the company began issuing broadsides, pamphlets, and, ultimately, books, mostly printed from hot metal. By 1975, both the barn and the ambition to make a living as letterpress printers were abandoned in favor of publishing. The company moved to offices in Boston’s Back Bay and subsequently to other locations in the area, remaining a part of the city’s publishing fabric until this day.

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Godine at Fifty amounts to an autobiography of sorts, the story of a book-making life, and also an elegy for a kind of publishing—beginning back when books were signed up by companies that were not part of huge conglomerates, still printed with hot metal and sold almost exclusively in brick-and-mortar stores—that is no longer possible.”
New York Times

“The lovely colors, tasteful art and elegant typography are an abiding reminder to a hurried world that some gifts of grace endure. That promise is realized in Godine’s books, the gold standard of commercial bookmaking.”
Wall Street Journal

“Godine’s aim from the outset wasn’t to crank out crowd-pleasers, but to publish ‘books that matter for people who care,’ paying special attention to paper quality, bindings, typeface, and design to produce an eclectic array of books that were often beautiful to behold.”
Boston Globe

“That a Godine book is beautifully designed and printed is a given, but this richly illustrated volume has something more going for it: Incisive short essays by David Godine himself, recalling how he came to publish each of the many titles listed and pictured.”
Washington Post

“A book-buyer’s wish-list and a welcome history...all very much in keeping with what we have come to expect from this uniquely independent publisher.”
New Criterion

“This is a book about books for book lovers. It is also a piece of history and a guide to some of the best books published in the last half-century.”
Spectator

»

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