Elements of Typographic Style / Edition 3

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Overview


Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide. Combining practical, theoretical, and historical, this book is a must for graphic artists, editors, or anyone working with the printed page using digital or traditional methods.

Having established itself as a standard in its field The Elements of Typographic Style is house manual at most American university presses, a standard university text, and a reference work in studios of designers around the world. It has been translated into italian greek, and dutch.

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Library Journal
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881792058
  • Publisher: Hartley and Marks Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/9/2004
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 424,419
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Historical Synopsis 12
1 Grand Design 17
2 Rhythm & Proportion 25
3 Harmony & Counterpoint 45
4 Structural Forms & Devices 61
5 Analphabetic Symbols 75
6 Choosing & Combining Type 93
7 Historical Interlude 119
8 Shaping the Page 143
9 The State of the Art 179
10 Prowling the Specimen Books 199
App. A Sorts & Characters 271
App. B: Glossary of Terms 287
App. C Type Designers 299
App. D Typefoundries 309
App. E: Recapitulation 319
App. F: Further Reading 327
Afterword to the Second Edition 333
Index 335
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2000

    Engaging and informative book for lovers of typography.

    In this day of nanosecond information delivery, it¿s a good thing to contemplate the letterforms we use every day. Mr. Bringhurst¿s book is a good read and an excellent reference book for anyone working in the typographic arts. The layout of the book is the author¿s expertise in physical form. Comprehensive. A visual and tactile treat!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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