- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 2 Rev Exp edition (October 6, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1568989695
- ISBN-13: 978-1568989693
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Thinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students 2 Rev Exp Edition
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They simply scanned the book, not converting them to ebook format for reading on Kindle or mobile revide.
Worse, I can not download it for reading on my Kindle PC (not compatible).
I gave up reading and will order a paperback version.
When first published in 2004 I don’t doubt that it may have been a “thinking person’s” choice when evaluating the realm of type, but today it has been eclipsed by some broader and better organized competitors—and for that matter, some older classic texts—whose helpfulness offers superior relevancy.
Broken into four sections: Letter, Text, Grid, and Appendix the book starts promisingly. “Letter” provides a short history of type peppering throughout a number of useful hints both grammatical and mechanical: the latter with software such as InDesign in mind. This section lends itself to note taking and introduces the concept of the “Type Crime” where typographical faux pas are revealed.
It’s with the following section “Text”, that things begin to fall off the practicality rails not to righten till near end, on page 199 (of 224), with the introduction of the baseline grid.
Starting with the “Text” section, the author drifts away in a transcendental theoretical exploration of contextual incoherence. Its aim seems to be the assertion that since 2004, the author has become aware of the Internet and web-based styling—and that it’s “really important”. So much so, the author quotes typographical-philosophical thinkers who proclaim the advent of the “user” rather than the “reader”, and that it’s the designer’s role to assist the user getting away from reading through application of the typographical art…just help users navigate to the little information they seek.
It’s just that the book isn’t structured in this way.Read more ›
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This book is fantastic. This is the second class that has suggested this book so I finally got it to see what it was all about. The graphics are great. The information is great. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Tracey DeSoto
Marvelous book on the subject of Typography. I have read it is used as a text book in education of the matter. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Glory I. Torres
Great Book! Needed it for school and have to say that I was extremely pleased with the visual layout of this book in relation to the teachings inside it.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
From the title I thought I'd be presented with more information about type itself not "history with tips". Read morePublished 26 days ago by Jakson Rochelly
Often when I talk to friends about my publishing, conversations are short. People get the idea of writing and authorship; they generally draw a blank when it comes to publishing. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Stephen W. Hiemstra
small print and can not read text. also can not change the size of font or zoom in. not compatible with computersPublished 1 month ago by Jason