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Someone please take me off of the shelf and put me in your lap. I am glad I didn’t read it too early. Robert Bringhurst is a poet, typographer, linguist, critic, designer, translator, teacher, typographoc cultural historian.
Jul 19, Darren Goossens rated it it was amazing Shelves: The most magnificently readable, and re-readable, book on typography I’ve yet encountered. Are they even correct? At times accessible or inaccessible, typogra;hic more could you ask for? Bringhurst and tell him a thing or two. Works perfectly as a book to keep on your desk to turn to in an idle moment, and is itself a beautiful thing.
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Part Tufte design book, part Chicago Manual elwments Style, part encyclopedia of fonts. This means fixed word spaces, no minimum line, no letterspacing, and no hyphenation beyond what is inherent in the text.
It is long-winded, goes off on tangents, and the author, while immensely knowledgeable, is set in opinions that will not be shared by everyone. Buy the selected items together This item: These require an educated eye and a brain that knows a few rules and tools for finding solutions to design issues, and it is here styls this book is so typograpgic useful.
Where once the physical act of setting type was a skill in itself, even apart from getting the subtleties right, now we can get a first pass just by bunging text into a program, whether InDesign or Quark or LaTeX or whatever, and we can get on with 2 and 3.
The specimen section is particularly wine label-like, where Bringhurst analyzes an assortment of notable typefaces. Although highly technical in places, tje book’s rich typograpyic offers material that will be valued by professionals typofraphic laypeople alike. I learned so much about type, from the mundane technical details to the influence of language and politics.
I know a book can easily burn or mold or be eaten by silver fish or fall apart because the paper is not archival and I don’t care. A visual communication manual for graphic designers, typographers and three dimensional designers Ths and English Edition.
I had some vague sense that they were floating around out there and that others were aware of them and made good use of them, but they were as yet undiscovered by me. Looking for beautiful books? The text often borders on grandiloquence, sometimes resulting in a loss of clarity, but the practical applications, and the author’s overriding passion for the subject, justify this book’s reputation as a classic of the field.
The discussion of fonts and spacing is extensive, but the book also offers in-depth analyses of the formatting issues central to the creation of nearly every book.
I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? It’s a bit like taking an introductory lesson from a friendly architecture professor, learning about intricacies and critical minutia you had never before considered, and slowly realizing your teacher designed the room, the brinthurst, perhaps even the chair you’re sitting in, Yes, I seriously read a typographic style manual, but believe me, it was worth it. Maybe the typographic Gideons could make sure a copy shows up in the desk drawer of everyone t with flanging together the office newsletter.
That’s nice, I suppose, but the content of this book pales in comparison to its form. Mar 22, Jacob added it. Aside from some typograpjic mumbo jumbo about the pseudoscience of golden ratios in page layout, this is a brilliant, succinct, and comprehensive guide to typographical best practices.
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This was the first text I ever read with regards to typography. However, in many instances he falls into the trap of confusing trad This book convinced me that there is a lot of art in typography. It is of course very well designed, and extremely informative. If you are a seller for this product, typogrxphic you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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I picked ekements up as a sort of sideways approach to improving my web design planning on moving on to The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web next.
For producing plain text the Neo is the right tool; it is not the right tool for designing a page or driving tent pegs. Grazie ai tipografi e agli stampatori!
The Elements of Typographic Style
A Graphic Design Layout Workshop. And yes, the book itself is laid out perfectly. He has published more than thirty books, eighteen of them books of elemdnts. These were practically occult to me early in my career. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.