Stereotyping was invented in the 18th century to avoid the repeated setting of pages in type for reprints of a text. Using papier-mache, a mould was taken from a bed of type and molten metal poured into it to create a metal plate. This process lay behind much mass printing in the 19th and 20th centuries, including The Oxford English Dictionary as shown in this clip.
A clip from a silent film made in 1925 by the Federation of British Industry. This film was one of a series illustrating industrial life and it highlighted the Press’s work to audiences around the world. Film courtesy of the Oxford University Press Archive. Learn more about the history of publishing and Oxford University Press.
The University of Texas Press has launched “The Texas Bookshelf,” a series of 16 Texas-themed books. The Ransom Center’s Greg Curtis and Roy Flukinger will write books for the project.
Photo by Michael O’Brien.
It says most of what social-welfare organizations do is “candidate-related political speech.”
My latest at NRO, on the IRS scandal and the administration’s attempt to silence free speech.
1) It must be credibly motivated, both as to the original situation and the dénouement.
2) It must be technically sound as to the methods of murder and detection.
3) It must be realistic in character, setting and atmosphere. It must be about real people in a real world.
4) It must have a sound story value apart from the mystery element: i.e., the investigation itself must be an adventure worth reading.
5) It must have enough essential simplicity to be explained easily when the time comes.
6) It must baffle a reasonably intelligent reader.
7) The solution must seem inevitable once revealed.
8) It must not try to do everything at once. If it is a puzzle story operating in a rather cool, reasonable atmosphere, it cannot also be a violent adventure or a passionate romance.
9) It must punish the criminal in one way or another, not necessarily by operation of the law…. If the detective fails to resolve the consequences of the crime, the story is an unresolved chord and leaves irritation behind it.
10) It must be honest with the reader.
"Published 1574 in a Latin text edition of the Atlas ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ at Christopher Platin in Antwerp. A highly decorative and early map showing the entire Italy by the famous cartographer and mapmaker Abraham Ortelius based on Giacomo Gastaldi’s map of Italy."
A short reminder about Ukraine.
A 1918 propaganda poster highlighted in the Ransom Center’s exhibit “The World at War, 1914-1918” features the iconic poppies from John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields.” Learn more at http://budurl.com/itgff .
I attended the opening of this exhibit last week in Austin. Very well done.
What Olympic Ice Skating Looked Like in 1924
Pictured above: English speed skaters B. H. Sutton (left), L. H. Cambridgeshire (middle), and A. E. Tibbet (right) train in Chamonix, France for the Winter Olympic Games.
(Photo via CrimsonSox)
If this is what the Olympics looked like today, I’d pay attention to it.