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Book Typography: A Designer's Manual

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Published October 10th 2005 by Libanus Press Ltd
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Donny Truong
May 03, 2014 Donny Truong rated it it was amazing
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Even though Mitchell and Wightman’s comprehensive manual focuses on book typography, many principles could be applied to any form of typesetting. From leading to spacing to massaging, this book delves into great details with clear visual examples to demonstrate the subtlety of good design. The book itself is a beautiful design with the main text set in Albertina. If you’re designer who cares about readability, Book Typography is a must-have as a reference.
Mar 28, 2014 loobeensky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Pozycje opublikowane przez policzyć da się na palcach jednej ręki. Ręka może być niekompletna, nawet mocno, nic nie szkodzi; pełna lista obejmowała bowiem jeszcze do niedawna trzy książki: Człowiek i jego znaki Frutigera, Detal w typografii Hochuliego oraz fenomenalny Elementarz stylu w typografii Bringhursta. Pod koniec zeszłego roku dołączył do nich, nie bez perturbacji, kolejny tytuł – napisana przez Michaela Mitchella wespół z Susan Wightman „Typografia książki. Podręczn
Alice Watkins
Oct 04, 2015 Alice Watkins rated it really liked it
A great guide to typesetting a book, from the starting draft to the finished output. It considers almost every area of designing a book, and provides a great foundational basis for learning all the rules (and what rules to break!). I would definitely recommend to graphic designers!
Martijn Wallage
Feb 01, 2011 Martijn Wallage rated it it was amazing
A book that should be judged by its cover. Most other books on book design and typography I found to be somewhat poorly designed. This one is just excellent. Very clear, complete, and concisely explained.
Jul 27, 2010 Marc rated it it was amazing
The only book for those who typeset novels, reference books and other serious books. In-depth and based on years of experience, it has the answers to every design choice. Just note - this is hardcore stuff.
Mar 12, 2010 Edmundree rated it it was amazing
A wonderfull book about book typography.
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