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Print Culture and Music in Sixteenth-Century Venice$
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Jane A. Bernstein

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195141085

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141085.001.0001

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INSIDE THE VENETIAN PRINT SHOP

INSIDE THE VENETIAN PRINT SHOP

The Manufacturing of a Music Book

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(p.29) Two INSIDE THE VENETIAN PRINT SHOP
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Print Culture and Music in Sixteenth-Century Venice
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Jane A. Bernstein

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141085.003.0003

This chapter focuses on the production of a music book. The organization of the workforce within the print shop, how a music book was produced, and what materials and supplies were required are explored. Details are provided concerning editorial practices, typographical materials, paper, formats, title pages, type fonts, decorative initials, and printers' marks used by Venetian presses, giving us a sense of the operation of a 16th-century music print shop.

Keywords:   book production, workforce, editorial practices, paper, formats, printer's marks, type fonts, decorative initials, title pages

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