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The Elements of Typographic Style

Verson 3.2
Bringhurst, Robert (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Elements of Typographic Style


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Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide. Combining the practical, theoretical, and historical, this edition is completely updated, with a thorough exploration of the newest innovations in intelligent font technology, and is a must-have for graphic artists, editors, or anyone working with the printed page using digital or traditional methods.
Authors: Bringhurst, Robert
Title: The elements of typographic style
verson 3.2
Publisher: Point Roberts, Wash. :, Hartley & Marks, Publishers,, c2008
Edition: 3rd, expanded and rev
Characteristics: 382 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Notes: "This version of the third edition incorporates updates..."--T.p. verso
Contents: Foreword
Historical synopsis
Grand design
Rhythm & proportion
Harmony & counterpoint
Structural forms & devices
Analphabetic symbols
Choosing & combining type
Historical interlude
Shaping the page
State of the art
Grooming the font
Prowling the specimen books
Appendix A : Working alphabet
Appendix B : Glossary of characters
Appendix C : Glossary of terms
Appendix D : Type designers
Appendix E : Typefoundries
Further reading
Afterword to the Third edition
Index
Summary: Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide. Combining the practical, theoretical, and historical, this edition is completely updated, with a thorough exploration of the newest innovations in intelligent font technology, and is a must-have for graphic artists, editors, or anyone working with the printed page using digital or traditional methods.
ISBN: 0881792055
9780881792058
0881792063
9780881792065
Branch Call Number: 686.224 B771 2008
Z246 .B74 2008
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  • DEWLine rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I'm surprised that more copies of the most recent edition are not available. This book opened my eyes to aspects of the typographic artform and business alike that I'd not previously considered, and served as a good reminder of several earlier lessons besides. A good choice.

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