The Elements of Typographic Style, fourth edition / Robert Bringhurst

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Identifier: REF.TY.1615
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 398 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Copyright dates: 2012
Designed by: Robert Bringhurst
Published by: Hartley & Marks
Was created in: Seattle
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Typography [http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81091248], Typesetting [sh85139123]
This title has been long thought to be the standard reference in its field. This is the fourth edition, fully revised in 2012. A style guide typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst that includes a brief history of typographic art, a compact encyclopedia of typographic symbols, a description concepts and traditions, and a tour of the technologies employed, both old and new.

"The Elements of Typographic Style is more than a style guide. It is also a brief history of typographic art, a lucid and compact encyclopedia of typographic symbols, concepts and traditions, and a...tour of the technologies employed, both old and new." - front matter

Contents: Foreword -- Historical Synopsis -- The Grand Design -- Rhythm and Proportion -- Harmony and Counterpoint -- Structural Forms and Devices -- Analphabetic Symbols -- Choosing and Combining Type -- Historical Interlude -- Shaping the Page -- The State of Art -- Grooming the Font -- Prowling the Specimen Books -- Appendix A: The Working Alphabet -- Appendix B: Glossary of Characters -- Appendix C: Glossary of Terms -- Appendix D: Type Designers-- Appendix E: Typefoundries -- Afterword to the fourth edition -- Further Reading -- Index.