The Elements of Typographic Style / Robert Bringhurst
Renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful work.
The Elements of Typographic Style is more than a style guide. It is also a brief history of typographic art, a lucid and compact encyclopedia of typographic symbols, concepts and traditions, and a highly entertaining, richly informative tour of the technologies employed, old and new. In all, it is a thoughtful and insightful reference for everyone who works with written words.
To writers, this book offers a whole new set of skills and tools for effective expression and communication. To readers, it offers a new dimension of reading: a deeper appreciation of letters and a deeper understanding of what they mean. For students and practitioners of the graphic arts, it has become, as the great typographer Hermann Zapf initially proposed, “the Typographers' Bible” and a classic in the field of graphic design and typography.
Combining the practical, theoretical and historical, this edition is completely updated, with a thorough revision of the longest chapter, "Prowling the Specimen Books," and many other small but important updates based upon recent changes in this continuously evolving field.
Includes several appendices: “The Working Alphabet”; “Glossary of Characters”; “Glossary of Terms”; “Type Designers”; and “Typefoundries.” Fully indexed with a substantial list of referenced books and articles.
Published by Hartley and Marks, 2016
Fourth edition (version 4.2)
Softcover, 398 pages, 9.1 × 5.3 inches