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Except probably your friends are like mine and wouldn’t recognize a ligature if it bit them on the serif, which is why this book inspires so much devotion. Dec 06, Manux Xunam rated it it was amazing. This review appeared at a blog. Provided, of course, that readers take time to absorb what Bringhurst offers and skip those parts that don’t work for them which should generally be the case for any book but is especially pertinent for this title. Want to Read saving….

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The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst

Explore the Home Gift Guide. The precision and richness of information that goes into setting text on a surface is breathtaking. There you’ll find the mentor you were searching for. A visual communication manual for graphic designers, typographers and three dimensional designers German and English Edition.

Wonderful book for anyone interested in design. The printing museums in Antwerp and Lyon have both enthralled me.

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Two volumes of translation from classical Haida complete the trilogy: The two have much in common, including a pragmatism that grounds them and makes them at once useful and inspiring. The book can be read in one of two ways: Sep 28, Allen Mueller rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a thpographic while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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.

Reading this book is like having a deep conversation with your favorite friend who is keen to discuss the nuances of typography with you hour after hour. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, typographix lovers and more.

The Elements of Typographic Style

May 17, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: I feel similarly about Tufte ‘s books, except there the classroom is a church, and the professor is a jerk. The font guide at the very end is gorgeous and invaluable. Should I email the publisher? Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. There’s a multiverse of stylistic g As a typography focused designer with a couple of decades of experience, I’ve taken a few courses in Typography, and I’ve skimmed a small mountain of attractive, yet essentially worthless “design” books.

I was able to order the Bringhurst book directly from the Book Club of California.

He describes Quadraat as “not pretty; its beauty is deeper and stranger than that” p. 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. Two volumes of translation from classical Haida complete the trilogy: Despite that flaw, I considered much of that content to be a bonus because of its mere presence in the book, and for that reason I gave it five stars. I learned so much about type, from the mundane technical details to the influence of language and politics.

Among his more recent books of poetry is Ursa Majora multilingual work in which characters tell simultaneous stories in English, Latin, Greek, and Cree. The best book on typography and print design I’ve ever read! Most useful to me was a set of helpful paradigms related to how certain aspects of type can be treated for legibility, thoughts on how to approach kerning and tracking, why one might use all caps vs.


Bringhurst is a genius, and in spots he conveys information about layout and formatting that at first appears paradoxical or at odds with conventional thinking. To ask other readers questions about The Elements of Typographic Styleplease sign up. Combining the practical, theoretical, and historical, this edition is completely updated, with a thorough revision and updating of the longest chapter, -Prowling the Specimen Books, – and many other small but important updates based on things that are continually changing in the field.

Generations of twentieth-century typists were then taught to do the same, by hitting the spacebar twice after every period. I hope I absorbed a little because there’s a elemenhs to knowbut I think the main thing I’ve learned is a finer appreciation for the discipline. And yes, the book itself is laid out perfectly. 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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If you are looking for a guide on specifics, perhaps only a fifth of the book will be of direct use. Robert Bringhurst is a Canadian poet, typographer and author. It’s been about twelve years since I first read this book, and some of the principles I picked up here are now set deeply in my habits as a designer.