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Paulo de Cantos: A Cantos Compendium

“A Cantos Compendium” and are the two sides of the process of rediscovering Paulo de Cantos (1892-1979), a publisher, bibliophile, educator, and amateur typographer who wrote, designed, and published around 40 titles between 1920 and 1960 and occupies a particular place in the process of artistic modernisation in Portugal. The book contains 4 essays that expand on the life and work of Cantos in the context of Portuguese and European design and pedagogy, followed by visual essays of his work from the speculative perspective of shuffling the pack and recombining his oeuvre in a composite Cantos-style exercise.