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Detail In Typography Paperback – February 27, 2008

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About the Author

Jost Hochuli is a world-renowned book designer living in St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is the author of numerous books on graphic design and typography, including Designing Books.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Hyphen; 1 edition (February 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0907259340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0907259343
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pete from across the River on September 12, 2010
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This is a relatively small book, but it packs a lot into a short space. It is "authoritative" in that it does not provide reasons or explanations for the typographic suggestions it makes. So look for a longer, more analytical work if you need explanations. This is a handy reference that shows the minimums needed to set good looking type. It is a handy reference to keep nearby when looking at typesetting projects that offer challenges. Using this booklet, you have an additional tool to help get well crafted type.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G. Grosenbach on February 2, 2009
This book is a fantastic alternative to (or companion to) Robert Bringhurst's classic The Elements of Typographic Style. In under 100 well-written pages, it covers the basics of in-paragraph formatting.

Highly recommended.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Iancu on June 2, 2009
Although small compared to other typography books, Jost Hochuli's "Detail in typography" is really worth buying. However, reading Bringhurst's "The elements of typographic style" (the type-bible, as it's widely recognized) is highly recommended, as "Detail.." treats exactly what it says, fine tuning and maniacal details in the practice of typography.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Mikiten on September 2, 2011
It's a fantastic, informative resource, but buyer beware, you're buying a pamphlet. It's very thin at 72 pages, and you may be expecting something larger. Just FYI.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Scott F. Sullivan on January 2, 2009
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This book is easily the most important book I've read this year, I cherish the knowledge contained in these pages and will follow these lessons until the day I die.
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