The Work of Ismar David Book

The Work of Ismar David

  • Author : Helen Brandshaft
  • Publisher : RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Book design
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 0975965123

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The Hebrew Letter Book

The Hebrew Letter

  • Author : Ismar David
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN 10 : 0876688032

The Hebrew Letter Excerpt :

A boxed set of charts accompany a paperbound text providing basic writing instruction as well as historical background. For the Hebrew calligrapher seeking understanding of many historical style variations and some new possibilities for the future. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

The Ismar David Archive Book

The Ismar David Archive

  • Author : Susan M. Colodny
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Calligraphers
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:44763263

The Ismar David Archive Excerpt :

Ismar David was a German-born graphic artist who was noted for his brilliant work in Hebrew and Latin calligraphy, lettering and type design. Over this career, Ismar David amassed an archive which was donated to the Cary Library at RIT. This thesis describes the development of an electronic finding aid to help researchers locate needed material in this Archive. Adobe Acrobat's . PDF format was selected to create this finding aid due to the need to display information in a hierarchical structure.

David Hebrew Book

David Hebrew

  • Author : Shani Avni
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Hebrew type
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:964662996

David Hebrew Excerpt :

"Ismar David initiated the design of his comprehensive Hebrew typeface family in Jerusalem, in the 1930s. It is considered to be the first Hebrew multi-style family and consists of nine variations that show many innovative features that were never seen in earlier designs. Starting with a historical overview of the typographic environment in the state of Israel around the time it is was declared in 1948, this dissertation looks into the means of design and production of printed matter needed for the construction of a new nation. It then introduces David's life story in order to provide the background and context for his creation. Following the circumstances that led to the typeface design and production, this dissertation examines the typefaces design itself and studies the issues David has written about such as the historic references and the production technology. Using mostly material from David's archives, this study conducts a visual analysis of all members of the David Hebrew typeface family. The visual analysis provides an understadning of the relationship between the styles and weights of the family and isolates the factors that show the systematic thinking Ismar David applied to his design. By doing this, the dissertation looks to inform Hebrew typeface designers of David's approach and work process, in hope of contributing to future Hebrew type design challenges."--Abstract.

3 16 Bible Texts Illuminated Book
Score: 4.5
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3 16 Bible Texts Illuminated

  • Author : Donald E. Knuth
  • Publisher : A-R Editions, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1991-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9780895792525

3 16 Bible Texts Illuminated Excerpt :

What happens when a world-renowned computer scientist applies scientific methodology to studying the Bible, writes about his findings, and has some of the world's best calligraphers illustrate the work? The result is 3:16 Bible Texts Illuminated, a treasure of profound biblical insight and enchanting calligraphy that will enlighten your mind, your eyes, and your spirit. Donald E. Knuth so loved the Bible that he dedicated five years of his life to creating this masterpiece. With it, you will learn about each 3:16 verse of the Bible, how it came to be written, and how it contributes to the wholeness of the Bible. -- Publisher

Reflections Book


  • Author : Ismar David
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Bible
  • Pages : 4
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105041091096

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Language Culture Type Book

Language Culture Type

  • Author : John D. (ed.). Berry
  • Publisher : Graphis Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 1932026010

Language Culture Type Excerpt :

Language Culture Type grew out of the first international type-design competition, the 2001 bukva: raz!, whose goal was to promote global cultural pluralism, interaction, and diversity in typographic communications. The book lavishly presents the winning entries, along with information about each typeface, its language, and its designer. A series of essays gives context for the interplay of types and languages in the world today -- including the attempt to mesh all existing scripts into a single digital encoding system called Unicode. It also delves into the specific issues around developing typefaces for the many linguistic cultures in the world, from the various Cyrillic letterforms to Vietnam's ancient ideographic script.

An Ethic for Enemies Book

An Ethic for Enemies

  • Author : Donald W. Shriver
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195119169

An Ethic for Enemies Excerpt :

Donald Shriver, Jr., past president of the Society for Christian Ethics, urges us to recognize the importance of forgiveness in the political arena. He cites our postwar dealings with Germany and Japan and continuing problems with race relations. A timely antidote to today's political conflicts, AN ETHIC FOR ENEMIES challenges us to confront the hatreds that cripple society and threaten to destroy the global village.

Lester Beall Book
Score: 4
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Lester Beall

  • Author : R. Roger Remington
  • Publisher : RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053028380

Lester Beall Excerpt :

Lester Beall: Space, Time & Content explores the work of Lester Beall through his ads, posters and identity projects.

Jewish Pasts  German Fictions Book

Jewish Pasts German Fictions

  • Author : Jonathan Skolnik
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804790598

Jewish Pasts German Fictions Excerpt :

Jewish Pasts, German Fictions is the first comprehensive study of how German-Jewish writers used images from the Spanish-Jewish past to define their place in German culture and society. Jonathan Skolnik argues that Jewish historical fiction was a form of cultural memory that functioned as a parallel to the modern, demythologizing project of secular Jewish history writing. What did it imply for a minority to imagine its history in the majority language? Skolnik makes the case that the answer lies in the creation of a German-Jewish minority culture in which historical fiction played a central role. After Hitler's rise to power in 1933, Jewish writers and artists, both in Nazi Germany and in exile, employed images from the Sephardic past to grapple with the nature of fascism, the predicament of exile, and the destruction of European Jewry in the Holocaust. The book goes on to show that this past not only helped Jews to make sense of the nonsense, but served also as a window into the hopes for integration and fears about assimilation that preoccupied German-Jewish writers throughout most of the nineteenth century. Ultimately, Skolnik positions the Jewish embrace of German culture not as an act of assimilation but rather a reinvention of Jewish identity and historical memory.

Choice Book


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Academic libraries
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105121676758

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Letter Arts Review Book

Letter Arts Review

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Calligraphy
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079780287

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Prophets of the Past Book

Prophets of the Past

  • Author : Michael Brenner
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400836611

Prophets of the Past Excerpt :

Prophets of the Past is the first book to examine in depth how modern Jewish historians have interpreted Jewish history. Michael Brenner reveals that perhaps no other national or religious group has used their shared history for so many different ideological and political purposes as the Jews. He deftly traces the master narratives of Jewish history from the beginnings of the scholarly study of Jews and Judaism in nineteenth-century Germany; to eastern European approaches by Simon Dubnow, the interwar school of Polish-Jewish historians, and the short-lived efforts of Soviet-Jewish historians; to the work of British and American scholars such as Cecil Roth and Salo Baron; and to Zionist and post-Zionist interpretations of Jewish history. He also unravels the distortions of Jewish history writing, including antisemitic Nazi research into the "Jewish question," the Soviet portrayal of Jewish history as class struggle, and Orthodox Jewish interpretations of history as divinely inspired. History proved to be a uniquely powerful weapon for modern Jewish scholars during a period when they had no nation or army to fight for their ideological and political objectives, whether the goal was Jewish emancipation, diasporic autonomy, or the creation of a Jewish state. As Brenner demonstrates in this illuminating and incisive book, these historians often found legitimacy for these struggles in the Jewish past.

The 26 Letters Book

The 26 Letters

  • Author : Oscar Ogg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1949
  • Genre: Alphabet
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1100318483

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Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus Book
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Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

  • Author : Lois Tverberg
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310412205

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus Excerpt :

In this ebook download of Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We’ll begin to understand why his first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow him, to live out his commands. Our modern society, with its individualism and materialism, is very different than the tight-knit, family-oriented setting Jesus lived and taught in. What wisdom can we glean from his Eastern, biblical attitude toward life? How can knowing Jesus within this context shed light on his teachings for us today? In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus we’ll journey back in time to eavesdrop on the conversations that arose among the rabbis of Jesus’ day, and consider how hearing Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new meaning to our faith. And we’ll listen to Jewish thinkers through the ages, discovering how ideas that germinated in Jesus’ time have borne fruit over time. Doing so will yield fresh, practical insights for following our Rabbi’s teachings from a Jewish point of view.