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Typographie =: Typography

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  538 ratings  ·  14 reviews
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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Jun 04, 2019 added it
Still very much, and nowadays maybe more than ever, relevant book about typography.

A delight for the eyes, light on text and heavy on typographical examples.

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
Sergei Bobrov
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Сложная практическая литература для тех, кто уже в теме. Пока не совсем понимаю что к чему, потому сложно воспринимать было. Хотя насмотренность хорошая
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: typography
The book teaches about typography related techniques with theories , diagrams , philosophy and practical examples. Some things are outdated which can't be avoided as it has been over 50 years since this book was first published , it is still quite helpful for anyone studying typography.
The book has changed my views about typography in various ways and i totally agree with the author's statements like "Typography has one plain duty before it and that is to convey information in writing. No argume
Jay McNair
Oct 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Very different from the way I think about type and what makes good design. I appreciated the singular expression of the author's vision and the many supporting examples. The best part of this was the very clear illustration of how Ruder is genuinely engaging with expression and communication at an abstracted level—questioning everything. ...more
Olena Golubiatnikova
Несколько дней назад дочитала "Типографику" Рудера. Хорошая книга, очень так про композицию здорово. А еще понравилось:
"Мышление в контрастных категориях - не путаное мышление, поскольку противоположности могут смириться в гармоничном целом."
Vidal Francisco
Sep 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I got this book as a layman who knows little about typography and I learned a lot, but it isn’t very straightforward and introduces some lofty concepts that aren’t clearly explained. But a good foundational introduction to graphic design elements.
Rusty Knight
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a must book for a graphic designer especially if you focusing on Typography.
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
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this alongside "The Elements of Typographic Style" (Bringhurst). I found the visuals to help and the diagrams particularly intuitive for someone to see the relation to typography to the larger layout/construction of the world. ...more
Erin Newby
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books on typography.
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