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When the author describes a poor choice of margins as abuse of your publication’s readers, he is clearly exaggerating the importance of his field. This may be one of the coolest books I’ve ever used.

His book, The Black Canoe, a study of Bill Reid’s sculpture, is a classic of Native American art history and his book The Elements of Typographic Style is considered the “bible” for typographers the world over.

Maybe the typographic Gideons could make sure a copy shows up in the desk drawer of everyone charge with flanging together the office newsletter. The best book on typography and print design I’ve ever read! Dec 15, Mark Jr. This means fixed word spaces, no minimum line, no letterspacing, and no hyphenation beyond what is inherent in the text.

I think it was obvious the design was made with the hardback version in mind; the paperback seems an afterthought. I find it difficult to imagine a text of typography more brimming in style and grace than this one.

I was actually looking to buy Bringhurst’s forthcoming book about Palatino, but did not find it on the Amazon site. Even though my work has never touched on the composition of actual books, I found the section on musical correlations between page, spread dimensions and text block proportions quite fascinating. Having established itself as a standard in its field The Elements of Typographic Style is house manual at most American university presses, a standard university text, and a reference work in studios of designers around the world.


Parts of it are akin to reading wine labels that speak of odors and flavors you could never even imagine, let alone recognize in a glass of wine. Of course I will grant that the rules have to be employed with a rather loose grip and a free hand, especially when it comes to aesthetics.

For producing plain text the Neo is the right tool; it is not the right tool for designing a page or driving tent pegs. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This is the first book in a long while to make me go hunting for reading glasses. As some other reviewers have noted, this is a narrow book with a slim inner margin.

In my opinion, these have more to do with what is left unsaid than what is said. Among his more recent books of poetry is Ursa Majora multilingual work in which characters tell simultaneous stories in English, Latin, Greek, and Cree.

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The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst

I apologise for the crudity, but the idiomatic force is irresistible. Bringhust are no discussion topics on this book yet. To ask other readers questions about The Elements of Typographic Styleplease sign up. 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.

There’s not much to read in the design world that offers this. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The transparency of the paper, the watermark lines, and the general layout combine to create strange variations in contrast that make reading difficult.

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It’s a book on syle design that serves as its own case study in effective design. He has published more than thirty books, eighteen of them books of poetry. I bought this 20th anniversary edition to back up my wearing out early edition.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. He brnghurst the author of The Elements of Typographic Style — a reference book of typefaces, glyphs and the visual and geometric arrangement of type. I typogfaphic paragraphs about paragraphs provide extraordinary opportunities. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. For instance, Bringhurst goes into exhausting detail about perfect proportion, thirds, sixths, and ninths, as well as harmonics, all of which may be Greek or choose other suitable language to many readers, while also offering diagrams and illustrations showing the “smoothness” or “disorder” of various layouts.

An incredibly comprehensive journey through the art and science of typography.

Nothing else out there comes even close. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Explore the Home Gift Guide. That’s nice, I suppose, but the content of this book pales in comparison to its form. What a beautiful book!

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? The Elements of Typographic Style. ComiXology Bringhursst of Digital Comics. An opinionated typographer and aren’t we all?

Words are hard not to read, but at least now I know to at least try and take a closer look.

With the paperback version, you can’t lay the book open without cracking the binding.