|Author(s)||Collection number||Pages||Download abstract||Download full text|
|Zelinska N. V.||№ 2 (82)||151-166|
The deep analysis of the books’ series – supplements for periodicals, published by Ivan Tyktor’s concern “Ukrainian Press” (mainly “Library of “New Time” – monthly supplement to the eponymous newspaper and “Ukrainian Library” – supplement to the newspaper “Our Banner”) has been carried out. As it turned out traditionally auxiliary texts – prefaces and epilogues – played a very important (far from auxiliary) role forming the opinions, views, an artistic taste of their readers, and even wider – developing governmental and national feelings of the Ukrainians.
Written by outstanding intellectuals of their time Mykola Holubets, Grygor Luzhnytsky, Théophile Kostruba, Mykhailo Vozniak, Mykola Gnatyshak and others, those texts, sometimes only touching the works accompanied with them, – they formed a kind of “augmented reality”, informational as well as aesthetic value of it is quite clear today, and its powerful intellectual content, shaped into excellent form, is an example of an embodiment of high publishing culture.
The article holds the numerous quoted fragments from analysed series which demonstrate the intellectual power and peculiar aesthetic “charm” of auxiliary texts – the elements of the publication apparatus, that quite often are more valuable than the works they take around.
The cheap books formed Tyktor’s Libraries were often criticized by contemporaries for the real and invented faults, but nevertheless they demonstrate extraordinary and responsible attitude of the editorial body to those elements of the publishing culture that “work” for the potential reader as proper and they are directed on his intellectual enrichment – and all these moments are simply the best paradigm for modern publishers.
Keywords: Ivan Tyktor, books’ serie, “Library of “New Time”, “Ukrainian Library”, publication apparatus, preface, epilogue, publishing project, publishing culture, augmented reality.