Design with Type

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 1982 - Architecture - 162 pages

Design with Type takes the reader through a study of typography that starts with the individual letter and proceeds through the word, the line, and the mass of text. The contrasts possible with type are treated in detail, along with their applications to the typography ofbooks, advertising, magazines, and information data. The various contending schools oftypography are discussed, copiously illustrated with the author's selection of over 150 examples of imaginative typography from many parts ot the world.

Design with Type differs from all other books on typography in that it discusses type as a design material as well as a means of communication: the premise is that if type is understood in terms of design, the user of type will be better able to work with it to achieve maximum legibility and effectiveness, as well as aesthetic pleasure. Everyone who uses type, everyone who enjoys the appearance of the printed word, will find Design with Type informative and fascinating. It provides, too, an outstanding example of the effectiveness of imaginative and tasteful typographic design.

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User Review  - Murdocke23 - LibraryThing

An older book on type, approaching at different layers of the printed word (letter, word, sentence, block, page). Somewhat academic voice, but preferred to Ellen Lupton's 'Thinking With Type', which shares a similar 'typographic building blocks' arrangement. Read full review

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