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The elements of typographic style

Author: Robert Bringhurst
Publisher: Point Roberts, WA : Hartley & Marks, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Version 2.5View all editions and formats
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"Long the preserve of trained specialists alone, typography is a territory opened now to everyone equipped with a computer. For millions of people around the globe, the freedom to produce effective printed documents has suddenly become, like effective speaking and writing, an essential professional skill, an integral part of working life, and a daily source of personal delight. The Elements of Typographic Style is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bringhurst
ISBN: 0881791326 9780881791327
OCLC Number: 50848361
Description: 350 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical synopsis --
The grand design --
Rhythm and proportion --
Harmony and counterpoint --
Structural forms and devices --
Analphabetic symbols --
Choosing and combining type --
Historical interlude --
Shaping the page --
The state of the art --
Prowling the specimen books --
Afterword to the second edition.
Responsibility: Robert Bringhurst.

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"Long the preserve of trained specialists alone, typography is a territory opened now to everyone equipped with a computer. For millions of people around the globe, the freedom to produce effective printed documents has suddenly become, like effective speaking and writing, an essential professional skill, an integral part of working life, and a daily source of personal delight. The Elements of Typographic Style is more than a typographic style guide. It is also a history of typographic usage and a brief encyclopedia of typographic concepts, resources and traditions. In short, it is a lucid and authoritative desktop reference for everyone who works with written words. To writers, this book offers a whole new set of skills and tools for effective expression and communication. To readers, it offers a new dimension of reading: a deeper appreciation of letters and a deeper understanding of what they mean. For students and practitioners of the graphic arts, it has become, as Hermann Zapf initially proposed, 'the Typographers' Bible.'"--Cover flap.

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