Elements of Typographic Style / Edition 2

Elements of Typographic Style / Edition 2

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by Robert Bringhurst
     
 

The latest, revised edition of Bringhurst's type bible serves as a history of typographic art, an encyclopedia of typographic symbols and concepts, and a tour of typesetting technologies, from foundry metal to digital script, from A (in short) to Zapf. Bringhurst, a typographer, book designer, and poet, writes of the principles of typography as "not a set of dead… See more details below

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The latest, revised edition of Bringhurst's type bible serves as a history of typographic art, an encyclopedia of typographic symbols and concepts, and a tour of typesetting technologies, from foundry metal to digital script, from A (in short) to Zapf. Bringhurst, a typographer, book designer, and poet, writes of the principles of typography as "not a set of dead conventions but the tribal customs of the magic forest, where ancient voices speak from all directions and new ones move to unremembered forms....The subject of this book is not typographic solitude, but the old, well-traveled roads at the core of the tradition: paths that each of us is free to follow or not, and to enter and leave when we choose...if only we know the paths are there." Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881791327
Publisher:
Hartley & Marks, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.96(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword9
Historical Synopsis12
1Grand Design17
2Rhythm & Proportion25
3Harmony & Counterpoint45
4Structural Forms & Devices61
5Analphabetic Symbols75
6Choosing & Combining Type93
7Historical Interlude119
8Shaping the Page143
9The State of the Art179
10Prowling the Specimen Books199
App. ASorts & Characters271
App. B: Glossary of Terms287
App. CType Designers299
App. DTypefoundries309
App. E: Recapitulation319
App. F: Further Reading327
Afterword to the Second Edition333
Index335

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