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Reginald Bacon

Variety Arts Press

MA

 

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Publisher Member
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Variety Arts Press
First name
Reginald
Middle Name
W.
Last name
Bacon
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MA
 

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Author, Editor, Designer, Publisher
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Variety Arts Press has been the publisher of books by the journalist/editor, historian, museum professional, and performing artist Reginald W. Bacon since 1983. Variety Arts Press also offers editorial, graphic, and publications services to selected projects in the fields of history, genealogy, historic preservation, museum interpretation, and performing arts.

R.W. Bacon has been a journalist, editor, designer, and print graphics professional for 50 years. His humor-infused topical seminars are supported by two companion books published in 2014, The Cranky Typographer's Book of Major Annoyances: Helpful Graphics Tips for Do-It-Yourself Designers, and The Cranky Editor's Book of Intolerable Fox Paws (Oops! Faux Pas!): Helpful Writing & Style Tips So You Won't Look Stoopid. Parallel careers as an acrobatic juggler, jazz/ragtime musician, and museum/history scholar informed six other books on performing arts and history topics.
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TITLE #1

Book #1 Cover Image
Book #1 Title
The Visitor's Guide to the Weeks Brick House & Gardens
Book #1 Publication Year
2015
Book #1 Author
Reginald W. Bacon
Book #1 Publisher
Variety Arts Press
Book #1 ISBN
9780981794594
Book #1 cover price
$16.00
Book #1 Description
The Visitor's Guide to the Weeks Brick House & Gardens in Greenland, N.H. includes local history context, family history context, farmstead history (1656-1968), photos, garden plot plans, trail maps, and a self-guided exterior architectural tour. The 1710 brick house, among the earliest brick homes in New England, has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975, when preservation efforts to save the farmstead prevailed over plans for a suburban subdivision. Since that time, the non-profit descendants organization that rescued the house has re-created a Colonial-era herb garden, conveyed a conservation easement to the town of Greenland and state of New Hampshire to preserve over 30 acres of the farmstead as permanent conservation land, and laid out woodland walking trails for public recreational use. This book will appeal to enthusiasts of Colonial-era architecture, local history, early American gardens, and contemporary open space preservation. And of course the book is essential for Weeks family descendants looking to explore the farmstead and walk in the footsteps of ancestors.
Book #1 Distributors
Variety Arts Press, Amazon.com, ... and your favorite bookseller
 

TITLE #2

Book #2 Cover Image
Book #2 Title
The Cranky Typographer's Book of Major Annoyances
Book #2 Subtitle
Helpful Graphic Tips for Do-It-Yourself Designers
Book #2 Author
Reginald W. Bacon
Book #2 Publication Year
2014
Book #2 Publisher
Variety Arts Press
Book #2 ISBN-13
9780981794570
Book 2 Cover Price
$20.00
Book #2 Description
Today almost everyone with a computer on their desk gets pressed into service as a "designer-by-default" --- but without any training in the craft. This information-packed book offers an introduction to professional typography and page layout that will improve both the look and effectiveness of do-it-yourself "desktop" design projects. The author, adopting the persona of The Cranky Typographer, first identifies the common missteps in typography and design, then explains how to avoid them. Over 250 illustrative examples, encompassing the good, the bad, and the hopeless, are derived from the author's five decades of varied real-world experience. Is the author really that cranky? Read the book, find out, and along the way learn what you never knew about the venerable craft of typography and the still-current principles of functional, effective design.
Book #2 Distributors
Variety Arts Press, Amazon.com, ... and your favorite bookseller
 

TITLE #3

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Book #3 Publication Year
2012
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