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Typefaces for Books Hardcover – April 21, 1998

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: New Amsterdam Books (April 21, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561310166
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561310166
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 11 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,221,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is intended for typographers and other professionals interested in type design. Its eight sections include technical information, historical background, a chronological chart of type families, a history of bookmaking, over 100 selected Linotype and Monotype specimens, points of style, copyfitting guidelines, and rules, signs, and symbols. The book lays flat when opened, and the layout permits a side-by-side comparison of any two typefaces. Examples of various point sizes and spacings are provided for each specimen. A minor flaw is an awkward placement of the type family chart. This should please its intended audience. Recommended for collections serving advanced design students and specialists.
- P. Steven Thomas, Washburn Univ., Topeka, Kan.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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