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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: 8 x 4.9 x 0.4 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: #869,606 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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It's very thin at 72 pages, and you may be expecting something larger.
Benjamin Mikiten
A small book but packed with a lot of useful info and examples to help you understand the minimum required knowledge to set legible text.
Cristiano Baptista
This book is a fantastic alternative to (or companion to) Robert Bringhurst's classic The Elements of Typographic Style.
G. Grosenbach

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pete Masterson 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
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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
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Mikiten on September 2, 2011
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cristiano Baptista on December 31, 2011
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A small book but packed with a lot of useful info and examples to help you understand the minimum required knowledge to set legible text.
Highly recommended.
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