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The Elements of Typographic Style Paperback – Jan 1 1997

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hartley & Marks; 2nd ed edition (Jan. 31 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881791326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881791327
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 13.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In a discussion embracing five and a half centuries, poet and designer Bringhurst covers the design of individual characters of type and entire alphabets, as well as the layout of pages, including such items as footnotes, margins, and tables. A glossary defines terms such as kern, fore-edge, and pica, and there are annotated lists of type designers, from the 1400s until now, and of type foundries, mostly contemporary. An appendix illustrates unusual typographic characters, such as the Croatian "dyet" and the German "sharp s," and a final appendix lists, without annotation, more than 100 books and periodicals for further reading. The author's prose is sometimes flowery, and some of his strongly expressed opinions are questionable. Nonetheless, there's a wealth of sound advice and instruction here. Not required for most collections, this will be useful to graphic designers and those interested in the history of printed letterforms.?Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Robert Bringhurst is one of Canada's most highly regarded typographers, book designers, and poets. He lives in Vancouver.


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