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Type: The Secret History of Letters

Type is the bridge between writer and reader, between thought and understanding. This book treats typography as a measure of history. It is a guide through the history of letters and a study of their power. From fashion through propaganda and the development of mass literacy, it shows how typography has changed our world.

Important places

Hammersmith (4)
Avignon (41)
Chicago (1,719)
Dachau (16)
Dessau (7)
Dusseldorf (1)
Leipzig (34)
London (7,089)
Luzern (14)
Mayence (10)
Milan (221)
Munich (237)
New York (7,391)
Tours (11)
Venice (840)
Zurich (106)

Counties

Cook (1,792)
New York (8,072)

Regions

Sheffield (68)
Birmingham (131)
Hammersmith and Fulham (47)
Zürich (128)
Venezia (843)
Nordrhein-Westfalen (235)
Rheinland-Pfalz (63)
Bayern (604)
Sachsen-Anhalt (55)
Sachsen (143)
Paris (3,057)
Vaucluse (56)
Turin (80)
Milano (226)
Berlin (904)
Illinois (2,704)
New York (9,763)
Lucerne (17)
Indre-et-Loire (29)

Countries

Egypt (2,000)
France (7,260)
United Kingdom (21,421)
Switzerland (876)
Germany (3,818)
Italy (5,202)
United States (64,950)

Other geographical areas

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (466)
Western Desert (Egypt) (514)
Libyan Desert (527)
Alps (839)
Sahara Desert (1,016)
Central Lowlands (North America) (1,334)
Centre — Val de Loire (1,357)
West Midlands (2,407)
Midlands (2,795)
Northern Africa (2,841)
Ile-de-France (3,166)
Africa (5,755)
Yorkshire and The Humber (6,115)
North of England (7,026)
Southern Europe (7,123)
Greater London (7,856)
North Atlantic Ocean (8,812)