The Visual Dictionary of Typography

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AVA Publishing, Oct 4, 2010 - Design - 288 pages

The Visual Dictionary of Typography is a comprehensive guide to the numerous terms used within typography and its associated disciplines.

Over 250 terms are explained and contextualised, with concise definitions accompanied by illustrations and examples taken from historical and contemporary typography. The dictionary covers traditional, manual practices and processes as well as modern terminology. It also defines a wide variety of practical terms, such as Point size,Leading and Gutter, as well as movements and lettering styles includingGothic, Reductionism, andConstructivism.

The Visual Dictionary of Typography is an invaluable reference tool that improves the reader's understanding of the professional terms applied in the world of typography.

 

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Contents

The Dictionary
17
A
18
B
34
C
51
D
78
E
87
G
114
H
124
Q
208
R
209
S
222
T
246
U
260
V
263
W
267
X
271

I
136
K
143
L
145
M
158
N
176
O
181
P
191
The Details
273
The Timeline
274
Conclusion
286
Acknowledgements
287
Index of Synonyms and Cross References
288
Back Cover
289
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About the author (2010)

Gavin Ambrose is a practising graphic designer whose client base includes the arts sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed several books on graphic design, branding and packaging.

Paul Harris studied at the London College of Communication and has gone on to become a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including style bible Dazed & Confused.

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