Strings Attached


Profusely illustrated, this (finally) is the story of Dorothy Abbe’s contributions to printing, book design, typography, photography, writing, and (finally) teaching. The book covers her early years as a book designer at several university presses, her life in the household of William and Mabel Dwiggins, the joint publishing venture between Abbe and Dwiggins, and the publication of her two important texts: The Dwiggins Marionettes and Stenciled Ornaments. Who the heck was Dorothy Abbe and why the heck should you care? This one answers those questions. Finally.

  • Author: Anne C. Bromer
  • Size: 7 × 10 inches
  • Pages: 56
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 500 copies
  • Publisher: Boston Public Library & Society of Printers, 2001