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Complete Manual of Typography A Guide to Setting Perfect Type

ISBN-10: 0321773268
ISBN-13: 9780321773265
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Jim Felici
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Description: Beautifully designed and richly illustrated The Complete Manual of Typography, Second Edition, is the fully updated version of THE seminal book on typography by Jim Felici. This book is about how type should look and how to make it look that way  More...

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Book details

List price: $59.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Adobe Press
Publication date: 7/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Beautifully designed and richly illustrated The Complete Manual of Typography, Second Edition, is the fully updated version of THE seminal book on typography by Jim Felici. This book is about how type should look and how to make it look that way #x13; in other words, how to set type like a professional. It explains in practical terms how to use today#x19;s digital tools to achieve the secret of good design: well set type. An essential reference for anyone who works with type: designers, print production professionals, and corporate communications managers can go to straight to the index to find focused answers to specific questions, while educators and students can read it as a text book from cover to cover. #xA0; You#x19;ll Learn: #xA0; Basic Concepts and anatomy of good typography, indexed for quick reference by busy professionals How to manage fonts and handle corrupted or missing fonts on any operating system What makes good type good (and bad type bad) Techniques for working with measure, point-size, leading, kerning, and other type fundamentals Practical ways to fix composition problems such as loose lines, bad rags, windows, and orphans Hard-to-find rules for managing hyphenation and justification, indents, text wraps, and expert-set characters Secrets of how to wring out good type from uncooperative word-processing and layout problems The latest font technologies, including OpenType New typographic tools and improved font services in Operating Systems such as Windows and Mac OS New Techniques, and coverage of working methods such as style sheets. 35 page glossary of type terms Praise for the first edition "Clear and elegant... There's no better or more useful introduction to the whole craft of typography" Roger Black - Danilo Black, Inc "All you've wanted to know about type and typography but never dared ask. Jim Felici brings together a vast amount of knowledge in this book. Must-Have!" Erik Spiekermann author, Stop Stealing Sheep (and Find Out How Type Works)

Typographic Basics
The State of the Art and How We Got Here
Units of Typographic Measurement
About Typefaces
About Fonts
The Basics of Using Typefaces
Typesetting versus Typewriting
Setting Type on a Personal Computer
What Makes Good Type Good (and Bad Type Bad)
How to Set Type
Measure, Point Size, and Leading
Controlling Hyphenation and Justification
Kerning and Tracking
Managing Indention and Alignment
Special Characters and Special Situations
Document Structures and Typographic Conventions
Tables
Language-Specific Issues
Typesetting with StyleSheets
Resolution Issues: Print, Screen, and Web Part three References

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