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Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles, Vol. 1 Hardcover – May 1, 2009
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Despite the subtitle, _Type_ is not really a history of type. It's bulk consists of beautifully reproduced pages of print catalogues from the specimen books Jan Tholenaar used to collect, and he concentrated on ones from the Victorian age.Read more ›
If you feel you're not "into" type, these books will make you a believer.
This is a two volume set, so possibly the second volume would be better, but I was disappointed in this book. To be frank, the book is extremely well crafted, but just plain boring. Maybe that has more to do with me than it, but oh well.
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I loved this book, especially the history of specific typefaces. If this is your "thing" you're in for a treat.Published on May 20, 2011 by Educated and Still Learning
The book came in time, in its original wrapping, etc. but had been damaged during the trip because the packaging was shotty.Published on February 13, 2010 by J. Harr