Elements of Typographic Style

ISBN-10: 0881790338
ISBN-13: 9780881790337
Edition: 1st
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Hartley & Marks Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Robert Bringhurst was born October 16, 1946, in the ghetto of South Central Los Angeles and raised in the mountain and desert country of Alberta, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and British Columbia. He spent ten years as an undergraduate, studying physics, architecture and linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, philosophy and oriental languages at the University of Utah, and comparative literature at Indiana University, which gave him a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. He had published two books of poems before entering the writing program at the University of British Columbia, which awarded him an MFA in 1975. From 1977 to 1980 he taught writing and English literature at UBC, and after that, made his living as a typographer. He has also been poet-in-residence and writer-in-residence at several universities in North America and Europe. His book, The Elements of Typographic Style is considered a standard text in its field, and Black Canoe is one of the classics in the field of Native American art history. He received the Macmillan Prize for Poetry in 1975.

Forewordp. 9
Historical Synopsisp. 12
Grand Designp. 17
Rhythm and Proportionp. 25
Harmony and Counterpointp. 45
Structural Forms and Devicesp. 61
Analphabetic Symbolsp. 75
Choosing and Combining Typep. 93
Historical Interludep. 119
Shaping the Pagep. 143
The State of the Artp. 179
Prowling the Specimen Booksp. 199
Sorts and Charactersp. 271
App. B: Glossary of Termsp. 287
Type Designersp. 299
Typefoundriesp. 309
App. E: Recapitulationp. 319
App. F: Further Readingp. 327
Afterword to the Second Editionp. 333
Indexp. 335
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