University of California Press

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University of California Press
University of California Press
Parent company University of California
Founded 1893
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Oakland, California
Publication types Books, Journals
Official website www.ucpress.edu
2008 conference booth

University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing. It was founded in 1893[1] to publish books and papers for the faculty of the University of California, established 25 years earlier in 1868. Its headquarters are located in Oakland, California.

The University of California Press publishes in the following general subject areas: anthropology, art, California and the West, classical studies, film, food and wine, global issues, history, literature/poetry, music, natural sciences, public health and medicine, religion, and sociology. It also distributes titles published by the Huntington Library, Watershed Media, and publishing programs within the University of California system.

Each year it publishes approximately 180 new books and 31 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and keeps about 3,500 book titles in print.[citation needed]

The Press commissioned as its corporate typeface University of California Old Style from type designer Frederic Goudy from 1936-8, although it no longer always uses the design.[2][3][4][5]

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The University of California Press re-printed a number of novels under the California Fiction series from 1996-2001. These titles were selected for their literary merit and for their illumination of California history and culture.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Camhi, Jeff (15 April 2013). A Dam in the River: Releasing the Flow of University Ideas. Algora Publishing. pp. 149–. ISBN 978-0-87586-989-6. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Goudy, Frederic (1946). A Half-Century of Type Design and Typography: 1895-1945, Volume 1. New York: The Typophiles. pp. 216–9. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Carter, Matthew. "Goudy, the good ol' boy (Bruckner biography review)". Eye Magazine. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Shaw, Paul. "An appreciation of Frederic W. Goudy as a type designer". Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Updike, John. "A Bull in the Typography Shop: a review of Frederic Goudy by D. J. R. Bruckner". New York Times. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  6. ^ See, Carolyn (1996). Golden Days. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0520206738. 
  7. ^ "California Fiction". University of California Press. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 

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