The Elements of Typographic Style

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Author Robert Bringhurst
Language English
Pages 382
Size 215 × 135 cm
Publisher Hartley & Marks
ISBN 0881792063
Binding Sewn paperback
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The Elements of Typographic Style is essential for professionals who regularly work with typographic designs. Robert Bringhurst writes about designing with the correct typeface; striving for rhythm, proportion, and harmony; choosing and combining type; multilingual typography; designing pages; using section heads, subheads, footnotes, and tables; applying kerning and other type adjustments to improve legibility; and adding special characters, including punctuation and diacritical marks. The last section of the book classifies and displays many type families, offers a glossary of typography terms, and lists type designers and type foundries.

When the first edition of this book appeared, in 1992, its status as a classic was recognized at once by both conservatives and members of the avant garde. It rapidly became and has remained the standard reference in its field. For students and practitioners of the graphic arts, it has become, as Hermann Zapf initially proposed, ‘the Typographers’ Bible’.

This is the third fully updated and revised edition.