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Elements of Typographic Style

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ISBN-10: 0881792063

ISBN-13: 9780881792065

Edition: 3rd 2004

Authors: Robert Bringhurst

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List price: $29.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Hartley & Marks Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
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…    

Historical Synopsis
The Grand Design
Rhythm & Proportion
Harmony & Counterpoint
Structural Forms & Devices
Analphabetic Symbols
Choosing & Combining Type
Historical Interlude
Shaping the Page
The State of the Art
Grooming the Font
Prowling the Specimen Books
The Working Alphabet
Glossary of Characters
Glossary of Terms
Type Designers
Further Reading
Afterword to the Third Edition