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Typographie =: Typography

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Emil Ruder's Typography is the timeless textbook from which generations of typographer and graphic designers have learned their fundamentals. Ruder, one of the great twentieth-century typographers was a pioneer who abandoned the conventional rules of his discipline and replaced them with new rules that satisfied the requirements of his new typography. Now in its sixth prin ...more
Unknown Binding, 220 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by A. Niggli (first published 1981)
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Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
(+) The featured designs in the volume were extraordinarily well crafted, and the variation exercises are worth studying for any level or kind of designer.
(-) For one of the consummate books on design, you'd think the type itself would be legible; while I appreciate the struggle in fitting three translations in one page and arranging it artfully around captions, the overall readability greatly suffered due to straining to read the small typeface.
(+) Overall quality of the binding, paper, and pri
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: designers
Книга имеет интересный формат и больше напоминает какие-то открытки с небольшими комментариями. Это очень удобно для быстрого освоения материала, но в связи с большим количеством примеров, потребуется больше времени, чтобы это всё устаканилось в голове.

Эта книга мне понравилась больше, чем "Новая типографика", но наличие авторских примеров сводит оформление к несколько условному виду. С одной стороны, Рудер подготовил все примеры специально для книги (сам или его ученики), но с другой стороны хо
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW!, a great local designer mentioned Emil Ruder as his favourite designer/typographer on a small conversation we had. The name remained on my mind and a couple of days later I found information about Ruder on a Design's History website (Design is History - Emil Ruder).

I've understood how type works thanks to some books on the subject, but I've been never been exposed to such a clear and deep discourse on proportions, contrast, typographical shades, colour, rhythm and some more related techniqu
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One of the best books on typography.
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Great book from a legendary Swiss modernist. More here:
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