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About Face: Reviving the Rules of Typography Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers (August 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2880466776
  • ISBN-13: 978-2880466770
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 9.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,385,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Jury is editor of TypoGraphic, and Head of Graphic Design at Colchester Institute in the UK. He holds awards of excellence for his typographic work from the New York Type Club, the International Society of Typographic Designers, and ICOGRADA. He is author of the RotoVision book Letterpress. He lives and works in Essex, UK. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By William I. Johnston on October 27, 2003
Format: Hardcover
In an era when many books about typography principles focus on the ins and outs of specific computer programs, here is a beautiful book for beginners that focuses on principles, theory, and examples.
Not as densely written as Bringhurst's classic "Elements" book, this book nonetheless has the advantage of being more quickly scannable, and it features many spreads that present actual book designs at full size or nearly so, giving a very tactile look to the book.
Other concepts about leading, word spacing, letterforms, and so on are presented with large visual displays specifically constructed by the author.
I would recommend this book for beginning graphic design students or for libraries interested in visual arts literacy.
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2 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Heather on March 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book isn't really what I was hoping for. It talks more about the history of type and letter form. I was hoping for more ways to play with type and ideas for how to do it.
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