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Typefaces for Books

James Sutton, Alan Bartram

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ISBN 10: 0712301909 / ISBN 13: 9780712301909
Verlag: The British Library Publishing Division 1990, 1990
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Titel: Typefaces for Books

Verlag: The British Library Publishing Division 1990

Erscheinungsdatum: 1990

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: New

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition

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This book serves the practical requirements of all those who are involved in specifying type for books. More than 100 currently available filmset typefaces are displayed in large-format, double-page specimen settings, in several different sizes and spacings, showing also display sizes bold, roman, italic, small caps and figures. The authors also provide an introduction, including notes on the technical and visual development of typefaces, a comprehensive "family tree" of types related to their historical models, and a long illustrated essay in which many examples of widely various typographic problems and their solutions (all of relevance to today's book designers) are discussed. The book itself is set in a new Monotype face designed by Michael Harvey. Alan Bartram is a book designer and author of several books on lettering and type, the most recent being "The English Lettering Tradition". James Sutton is a graphic designer. They have previously collaborated on "An Atlas of Typeforms".

From Library Journal:

This book is intended for typographers and other professionals interested in type design. Its eight sections include technical information, historical background, a chronological chart of type families, a history of bookmaking, over 100 selected Linotype and Monotype specimens, points of style, copyfitting guidelines, and rules, signs, and symbols. The book lays flat when opened, and the layout permits a side-by-side comparison of any two typefaces. Examples of various point sizes and spacings are provided for each specimen. A minor flaw is an awkward placement of the type family chart. This should please its intended audience. Recommended for collections serving advanced design students and specialists.
- P. Steven Thomas, Washburn Univ., Topeka, Kan.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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