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Type and Typography by Phil Baines

Type and Typography

by Phil Baines

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0823055280, Paperback)

• Includes 2 extensive timecharts, one on type designers, one on the evolution of writing and printing—reference at a glance

• Newly revised and expanded

• Hundreds of remarkable photographs
and illustrations

From the history of language and writing systems, to the development of letterforms and movable type, to the evolution of today’s digital systems, Type and Typography offers an overview of the typefaces available today and a practical guide to using type as a meaningful element of design in all mediums. Newly expanded with fifty additional pages of text and eighty-five new illustrations, this second edition reflects the exciting developments in typography since the first edition was published in 2002.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:43 -0400)

"Type & typography provides an essential grounding for readers of all levels, from students to professionals. Typography is the mechanical notation and arrangement of language used to make multiple copies, whether by printed or electronic means. This book offers an overview of the bewildering variety of typefaces available, and a practical guide to using type as a meaningful element of design. The carefully structured text, illustrated throughout, takes the reader through every aspect of the subject, from the history of language to the invention of movable type and the evolution of the digital systems of today."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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