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The elements of typographic style

Robert Bringhurst (Author)
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 revision and updating of the longest chapter, "Prowling the Specimen Books," and many other small but important updates based on things that are continually changing in the field
Print Book, English, 2016
Fourth edition (version 4.2). Twentieth Anniversary edition View all formats and editions
Hartley & Marks, Seattle, Wash., 2016
398 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
9780881792119, 9780881792126, 088179211X, 0881792128
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
Appendix A: The working alphabet
Appendix B: Glossary of characters
Appendix C: Glossary of terms
Appendix D: Type designers
Appendix E: Typefoundries
Afterword to the fourth edition