This book, like the exhibition which it complements, emerges from a research project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, entitled ‘ The optimism of modernity: recovering modern reasoning in typography’. It was published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘ Edward Wright: design work’ at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication University of Reading, January–March 2007.
The book is not an exhibition catalogue. It was planned, instead, as a companion to the exhibition. It brings back into circulation some forgotten texts written about Edward Wright by contemporaries – collaborators, students, and critics. It republishes an important handful of Wright's own writings from diverse sources. The book ends with two very useful listings: a biographical outline of Edward Wright and a bibliography of writings about and by him.
Introductory note (Paul Stiff)
Readings on Edward Wright
148 x 210 mm, 64 pp, soft cover,
ISBN 0 7049 1322 4
Published 2007, £6.50 (p&p included)