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• In the Enlightenment era, an increase in the variety and distribution of printed matter helped establish communities among readers who were connected by common interests and beliefs, rather than geographical proximity; and distinctive designs made these media visually identifiable.
• Refinements of copperplate engraving provided greater accuracy and detail in images that helped advance engineering and science and enhanced the pleasure of illustrated works of fiction, drama, and poetry.
• Administrative needs in government and business gave rise to visual forms of statistical analysis.
• Baroque and rococo styles raised standards of graphic elegance and artifice in the visually rich print culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
• The design of ìmodernî typography expressed Enlightenment attitudes that prized rationalism and objectivity, but style changes also reflected shifting ideologies and cultural transformations.
• The rise of the popular press fostered partisan interests and political activity, demonstrating the influence of media network
What technology advanced illustrated publications of poetry, fiction, and drama?
What were the new formats of printed matter that developed in the seventeenth and eighteenth ?
What was nature of the public sphere ?
Why were newspapers so significant as instruments of social change?
Which of the following is not true about early newspapers?
Lines between fact and opinion were blurred.
They were reproduced in consistent formats.
They cultivated an interest in scandal and crime.
They were dispersed to foreign locations.
How did printers learn their trade?
What was William Playfair contribution to design?
How are different transitional typefaces from Old Style types?
What were some advancements to typeface design in the eighteenth century include?
When did Old Style typefaces go out of fashion?