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Type and Typography

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  139 ratings  ·  5 reviews
• Includes 2 extensive timecharts, one on type designers, one on the evolution of writing and printing—reference at a glance

• Newly revised and expanded

• Hundreds of remarkable photographs
and illustrations

From the history of language and writing systems, to the development of letterforms and movable type, to the evolution of today’s digital systems, Type and Typography of
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Watson-Guptill (first published 2002)
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Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Świetna książka na temat typografii. Autorzy poruszają podstawowe zagadnienia związane z językiem, historią, formą i strukturą pisma. Polecam każdemu kto interesuje się typografią :). Mniej o jedną gwiazdkę, bo (przynajmniej w polskim wydaniu) wkradły się małe niedopatrzenia typograficzne (np. w glosariuszu podając przykład cyfr nautycznych posłużono się cyframi zwykłymi).
Oct 04, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
of all the typography books i've read lately, this was the most boring visually, but in terms of information was excellent. it really is a complete course on words and type. recommended if you want to learn something about typography and don't mind not having too many pretty pictures.
Oct 13, 2009 rated it liked it
Everything you could ever want to know about type and typography. I was able to pull some stuff out that was applicable to me, but there was massive amounts of information that I skimmed right through (for example whole sections on text spacing and page proportions through grids and the various different kinds of grids you could use and why...etc)
May 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
Another staple textbook- suitably informative to starters and newcomers, it is as enthusiastically thorough and pleasantly readable as the rest of Baines' books.
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