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Twentieth-Century Type, New and Revised Edition Paperback – June 10, 2004
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- Mark Woodhouse, Elmira Coll. Lib., N.Y.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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This is certainly worth having in your collection.
Love it :)
There is alot of assumed knowlege in this book. I did not understand most of the printing or font terminology and the terms I wondered about tended not to be in the glossary. Perhaps because I did not start off knowing much about the fonts, the information/chat just seemed to be thrown down. There were no specific exmples or illustrations of how fonts that were derived from each other differed from each other.
Arial was not mentioned in the book or the index. How interesting that a book might be intersting because of what is left out of it. A quick check of the net revealed to me that Arial is uncool because it is a Microsoft loyalties-dodge rip of Helvetica. Everyone on the net seems to prefer Helvetica. Well, even before I knew about this controversy (i.e. 10 minutes ago), I MUCH preferred Arial over Helvetica. It was as if every letter was different. Well, it just goes to show the difference a small change can make. Now I recon that Helvetica is way too uptight compared to Arial. So there.
P.S. No cudos for the authors for dodging the Arial/Helvetica issue. I recon it illustrates what an enormous difference a small difference can make to the vibe of a font. Isn't that a cool thing to have illustrated to one?
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I got this book for a Typography 1 class. We haven't really used it yet, but I'm only into my first week of class.Published on September 12, 2012 by Lacey
This book has one chapter for each decade of the 20th century and a collection of fonts at the end of the book. There are a couple of pages on the anatomy of a font, too. Read morePublished on May 23, 2010 by Pen Name and That A
Was a textbook for a graphic design class and i decided that this would be a book that i would want to keep in my collection - very good - informative -Published on May 9, 2008 by Aneesah Mcnamee