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Oh, and bringhugst section on type designers and foundries is worth the price of admission alone. Yes, I seriously read a typographic style manual, but believe me, it was worth it. Books by passionate experts are fun. I have hired typogrpahic designer to come up with a treatment for my textual body. Educators can argue about the value of highly prescriptive guides. Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the typogra;hic of typography with this masterful style guide.

Bringhurst has made something close to a Perfect Book, then explained how it was done. I feel similarly about Tufte ‘s books, except there the classroom is a church, and the professor is a jerk. The text often borders on grandiloquence, sometimes resulting in a loss of clarity, but the practical applications, and the author’s overriding passion for the subject, justify this book’s reputation as a classic of the field.

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If you are looking for a guide on specifics, perhaps only a fifth of the book will be of direct use. I liked Elements enough that when I noticed the forthcoming title, I looked to buy it.


He has published more than thirty books, eighteen of them books of poetry. 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. There’s not much to read in the design world that offers this.

Yes, perhaps this is a big statement but it is a very very concise and yet descriptive manual to typography for everybody interested in the craft.

Refresh and try again. Of course, the role of typography has vastly expanded over the past century, and the typographic rules for billboards are entirely different from those for websites.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Nothing else out there comes even close. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Bringhurst says on page that “The type cannot be chosen without coming to some decision about the kind of paper it will be printed on, and cannot look right in the end if that decision is later betrayed. I had some vague sense that they were floating around out there and that others were aware of them and made good use of them, but they were as yet undiscovered by me.

But even one intent upon bending or breaking the rules which is appropriate and even obligatory from time to bringuhrst must understand them thoroughly if it is to be done with thoughtfulness and effectiveness. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

This book is more about the objective factors – though traces of the subjective are impossible to eliminate in the creative world. Brinfhurst Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide.


Anyone who is interested in type, words, history, design, art, and all that is good in the world should read t What a beautiful book!

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Robert Bringhurst is a Canadian poet, ekements and author. This is the sort of book you curl up with when you have a long rainy afternoon to yourself. Perhaps he was betrayed in this printing? It isn’t a quick guide that will cram the basics of typography into your skull before tomorrow’s midterm exam.

Otherwise, definitely a must-have for graphic designers!

As some other reviewers have noted, this is a narrow book with a slim inner margin. The printing museums in Antwerp and Lyon have both enthralled me. Bringhurst writes with clarity, passion and humour. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In my opinion, these have more to do with what is left unsaid than what is said. 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.

It’s a book on book design that serves as its own case study in effective design.