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All in all, what this book lacks in readability it makes up for with the extensiveness of its content, providing information that can be used both by professionals and by those with no preexisting knowledge of typography.

Also, the lack of em-dash use and the use of single quotation marks in lieu of double quotation marks unnerved me throughout the read. The printing museums in Antwerp and Lyon have both enthralled me. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Hopefully the author can address these in a future edition.

He has published more than thirty books, eighteen of them books of poetry. It almost doesn’t matter what this book was about, because it was so thoughtfully laid out and lovely to read, which is in itself a testament to great typography.

I would particularly Amen! Which is good, because you spend a lot of time looking at the book; the content inspires you to do just that, to learn and notice what good design and typography are. 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.

Robert Bringhurst is a poet, typographer, linguist, critic, designer, translator, teacher, and cultural historian. But even one intent upon bending or breaking the rules which is appropriate and even obligatory from time to time must understand them thoroughly if it is to be done with thoughtfulness and effectiveness.


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I have hired a designer to come up with a treatment for my textual body. This is the sort tylographic book you’ll use as a reference for years, and it only costs a few dollars more for a much sturdier version. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide.

The Elements of Typographic Style

Generations of twentieth-century typists were then taught to do the same, by hitting the spacebar twice after every period. Please try again later. See all customer images. Makes you appreciate what goes into making a book so much and proves that every craft can be art. Ttypographic book, The Black Canoe, a study of Bill Reid’s sculpture, is a classic of Native American art history and his book The Elements of Typographic Style is considered the “bible” for typographers the world over.

I feared it would be very dense and dry but it was not at all! Sep 28, Allen Mueller rated it it was amazing Shelves: La domanda sembra strana ma I’m finding myself increasingly fascinated with and amused by expertise in all its forms, and this book is a prime example. As to the subjective stuff: Aside from some mystical mumbo jumbo about the pseudoscience of golden ratios in page layout, this is a brilliant, succinct, and comprehensive guide to typographical best practices.

Probably the best book on typography and layout ever written. I learned so much about type, from the mundane technical details to the influence of language and politics.

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This book convinced me that bringhurat is a lot of art in typography. This was the first text I ever read with regards to typography.

typogralhic Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Get to Know Us. Bringhurst says on page that “The type cannot be chosen without coming to some decision about the kind of paper it will be printed on, and cannot look right in the end if that decision is later betrayed.


There’s a certain incongruity in writing about The Elements of Typographic Style, a book about how to design books, using my Typograpgic Neo, which gives me five narrow rows of heavily pixelated characters.

Some of the reviews on amazon. 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. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. There’s not much to read in the design world that offers this. Read more Read less. The Classical Haida Mythtellers sstyle Their Worlda work that startled many readers and sparked intense academic and public debate.

Born in Los Angeles inRobert Bringhurst was brought to Canada at the age of five, raised largely in Alberta, and has lived and worked in British Columbia since Grazie ai tipografi e agli stampatori! Despite that flaw, I considered much of that content to be a bonus because of its mere presence in the book, and for that reason I gave it five stars. Review quote “A classic in the field. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? May 17, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 building, perhaps even the chair you’re sitting in, and that the entirety of your surroundings is an expression of the lesson itself.

I want to purchase it for myself so I have a copy to refer to in the future.