The elements of typographic style

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Hartley & Marks, Publishers, 2004 - Design - 382 pages
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Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide. Combining the practical, theoretical, and historical, this edition is completely updated, with a thorough exploration of the newest innovations in intelligent font technology, and is a must-have for graphic artists, editors, or anyone working with the printed page using digital or traditional methods.

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I have spent the last months reading dozens of books on typography, and now I just wished I had read this one first because (almost) all the information I collected from the other books can be found in this one, and different to many of the others, this one is actually fun to read.

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This is an awesome book. It doesn't just teach you a few things about typography – it makes you love it. Robert Bringhurst is not only a typographer, but also a poet, and his prose betrays that. The ... Read full review

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Foreword
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The Grand Design
17
Rhythm Proportion
25
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About the author (2004)

Robert Bringhurst was born October 16, 1946, in the ghetto of South Central Los Angeles and raised in the mountain and desert country of Alberta, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and British Columbia. He spent ten years as an undergraduate, studying physics, architecture and linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, philosophy and oriental languages at the University of Utah, and comparative literature at Indiana University, which gave him a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. He had published two books of poems before entering the writing program at the University of British Columbia, which awarded him an MFA in 1975. From 1977 to 1980 he taught writing and English literature at UBC, and after that, made his living as a typographer. He has also been poet-in-residence and writer-in-residence at several universities in North America and Europe. His book, The Elements of Typographic Style is considered a standard text in its field, and Black Canoe is one of the classics in the field of Native American art history. He received the Macmillan Prize for Poetry in 1975.

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