Elements of Typographic Style / Edition 3

Elements of Typographic Style / Edition 3

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by Robert Bringhurst
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0881792063

ISBN-13: 9780881792065

Pub. Date: 09/27/2004

Publisher: Hartley and Marks Publishers

A lucid & erudite introduction to the typography of books by one of Canadas most highly regarded typographers & book designers. It lays down solid rules for the beginner & offers valuable insights to the expert. Chapters include: historical synopsis; the grand design; rhythm & proportion; harmony & counterpoint; structural forms & devices; analphabetic symbols;

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A lucid & erudite introduction to the typography of books by one of Canadas most highly regarded typographers & book designers. It lays down solid rules for the beginner & offers valuable insights to the expert. Chapters include: historical synopsis; the grand design; rhythm & proportion; harmony & counterpoint; structural forms & devices; analphabetic symbols; choosing & combining type; historical interlude; shaping the page; finishing touches; prowling the specimen books; & sorts & characters. Glossary of terms. Further reading. Illustrated. A must for everybody in the graphic arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881792065
Publisher:
Hartley and Marks Publishers
Publication date:
09/27/2004
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Historical Synopsis12
1The Grand Design17
2Rhythm & Proportion25
3Harmony & Counterpoint45
4Structural Forms & Devices61
5Analphabetic Symbols75
6Choosing & Combining Type93
7Historical Interlude119
8Shaping the Page143
9The State of the Art179
10Grooming the Font198
11Prowling the Specimen Books209
Appendix AThe Working Alphabet288
Appendix BGlossary of Characters301
Appendix CGlossary of Terms321
Appendix DType Designers333
Appendix ETypefoundries346
Further Reading357
Afterword to the Third Edition365
Index367

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Elements of Typographic Style 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
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