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Bringhurst has deep knowledge of typography, and the historical chapter on typefaces alone makes it worth your read. Nothing else out there comes even close. This is a book that really helped pique my interest in typography back when the first edition was published. I feared it would be very dense and dry but it was not at all! Throw in some talk of ascenders and bicamerality and you’ve got attributes just as arcane and remarkable as “hay-scented” and “overtones of kumquat.

Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide.

For instance, The font section, typgoraphic images and detailed descriptions of dozens of oft-used and some not-so-oft-used fonts, is a tremendous reference when one is searching for a font for a specific purpose such as page-count reduction or extensive glyphs.

The most magnificently readable, and re-readable, book on typography I’ve yet encountered.

The Elements of Typographic Style

Trivia About The Elements of T Robert Bringhurst is a poet, typographer, linguist, critic, designer, translator, teacher, and cultural historian. Much of the other fifty per cent resides in its margins. But how do you recognise the needs of the text and typoographic a page and choose type accordingly? Deeper mastery will tell you when even Robert Bringhurst should be ignored.


Makes you appreciate what goes into making a book so much and proves that every craft can be art. Book ratings by Goodreads. A good prescriptive guide should at least give the beginner something sound to start with, and doing what Bringhurst suggests will get you most of the way to a useful, usable result. However, in many instances he falls into the trap of confusing tradition with quality, and begs most of the raised questions.

Which is good, because Sure, it’s simply the best book on print typography out there. Reading this book is like having a deep conversation with your favorite friend who is keen to discuss the nuances of typography with you hour after hour. There are those who will assert that rules have nothing whatever to do with aesthetic enterprises, to which I say Hogwash! Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Sep 28, Allen Mueller rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This means fixed word spaces, no minimum line, no letterspacing, and no hyphenation beyond what is bringhuest in the text.

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Dec 15, Mark Jr. Grid systems in graphic design: This book convinced me that there is a lot of art in typography.

This was a first for me. Appreciate it for what it does best: Most useful to me was a set of helpful paradigms related to how certain aspects of type can be treated for legibility, thoughts on how to approach kerning and tracking, why one might use all caps vs. I am becoming a book. It convinced me that good typography can make a big difference in how good text looks in a page.

Born in Los Angeles inRobert Bringhurst was brought to Canada at the age of five, raised largely in Alberta, and has lived and worked in British Columbia since Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. An incredibly comprehensive journey through the art and science of typography.

The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Please try again later. The discussion of fonts and spacing is extensive, but the book also offers in-depth analyses of the formatting issues central to the creation of nearly every book. Robert Bringhurst is a Canadian poet, typographer and author.