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Bodoni

[buh-doh-nee; for 1 also Italian baw-daw-nee] /bəˈdoʊ ni; for 1 also Italian bɔˈdɔ ni/
noun
1.
Giambattista
[jahm-baht-tees-tah] /ˌdʒɑm bɑtˈtis tɑ/ (Show IPA),
1740–1813, Italian painter and printer.
2.
Printing. a style of type based on a design by G. Bodoni.
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  • The pica then produced was an improvement in the style of Bodoni, and quickly raised the foundry to its old position.

  • To Bodoni more than anyone else the so-called modern-face is due.

    The Art of the Book Bernard H. Newdigate
  • One of the best specimens of Bodoni's typography is a respectable volume of inscriptions, all written by his friend Pacciaudi.

    The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2 George Gordon Byron
  • In this respect they differ greatly from those of Bodoni, whose types to Morris and his followers appeared weak and ugly.

    The Booklover and His Books Harry Lyman Koopman
  • Bodoni's letters play together with perfect accord, and his pages, as a whole, possess a statuesque if not a decorative beauty.

    The Booklover and His Books Harry Lyman Koopman
  • Certainly not; if we except some of the works from the press of Bodoni—which are oftentimes truly brilliant.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • Bodoni settled at Parma, and it was at Parma that he did most of his printing.

    Fine Books Alfred W. Pollard
  • The examples of Baskerville at home and of Bodoni and other printers abroad had not been without effect on English printing.

    Fine Books Alfred W. Pollard
  • The majuscules are especially ugly, being nearly always of the modern type which we owe to Bodoni.

    The Art of the Book Bernard H. Newdigate
British Dictionary definitions for Bodoni

Bodoni

/bəˈdəʊnɪ/
noun
1.
a style of type designed by the Italian printer Giambattista Bodoni (1740–1813)
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Word Origin and History for Bodoni

1880, typeface based on that used by celebrated Italian printer Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) of Parma. The modern type of this name is a composite of his many forms.

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