The Elements of Typographic Style
Long the preserve of trained specialists alone, typography is now a territory open to everyone equipped with a computer. For millions, the ability to produce effective printed documents has lately become, like effective speaking and writing, an essential professional skill and an important source of personal satisfaction. Far more than a style guide, this book is a brief history of typographic art; a compact encyclopedia of typographic symbols, concepts and traditions; and a tour of the technologies employed, old and new. In all, it is a thoughtful and insightful desktop reference for everyone who works with written words. To writers, this book offers a whole new set of skills and tools for effective expression and communication. To readers, it offers a new dimension of reading: a deeper appreciation of letters and a deeper understanding of what they mean.--From publisher description.
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I have spent the last months reading dozens of books on typography, and now I just wished I had read this one first because (almost) all the information I collected from the other books can be found in this one, and different to many of the others, this one is actually fun to read.
the typographers bibleUser Review - chrisis - Borders
this book is a must-have for anyone working with type in the field of design. Read full review