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The elements of typographic style

Author: Robert Bringhurst
Publisher: Point Roberts, WA : Hartley & Marks, Publishers, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Long the preserve of trained specialists alone, typography is now a territory open to everyone equipped with a computer. For millions, the ability to produce effective printed documents has lately become, like effective speaking and writing, an essential professional skill and an important source of personal satisfaction. Far more than a style guide, this book is a brief history of typographic art; a compact  Read more...
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Bringhurst, Robert.
Elements of typographic style.
Point Roberts, WA : Hartley & Marks, Publishers, ©2004
(OCoLC)676867971
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bringhurst
ISBN: 0881792055 9780881792058 0881792063 9780881792065
OCLC Number: 55633787
Description: 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical synopsis --
The grand design --
Rhythm & proportion --
Harmony & counterpoint --
Structural forms & devices --
Analphabetic symbols --
Choosing & combining type --
Historical interlude --
Shaping the page --
The state of the art --
Grooming the font --
Prowling the specimen books --
The working alphabet --
Glossary of characters --
Glossary of terms --
Type designers --
Typefoundries.
Responsibility: Robert Bringhurst.
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Long the preserve of trained specialists alone, typography is now a territory open to everyone equipped with a computer. For millions, the ability to produce effective printed documents has lately become, like effective speaking and writing, an essential professional skill and an important source of personal satisfaction. Far more than a style guide, this book is a brief history of typographic art; a compact encyclopedia of typographic symbols, concepts and traditions; and a tour of the technologies employed, old and new. In all, it is a thoughtful and insightful 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.--From publisher description.

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