- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Libanus Press Ltd (10 Oct. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0948021667
- ISBN-13: 978-0948021664
- Product Dimensions: 23 x 18.6 x 3.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 675,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Book Typography: A Designer's Manual Paperback – 10 Oct 2005
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Covers typography, book design, and typesetting.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is effective and useful because it is written by two renowned designers passing on the expertise they have learned over years of creating successful book designs. Their book never suggest that theirs is the ONLY way to design a book; rather it tells you how to produce real books that publishers can publish with success and readers can read with pleasure.
Unlike many forms of art, book design is not an ego-centred activity. Good book design provides a mean of communicating the ideas and concepts of others. Often the most effective design is unobtrusive, allowing the author to speak rather than loudly proclaiming the designer's exceptional talent.
This is a book that should be on every publisher's personal bookshelf, and in every workshop that produces texts-to-be-read. Any student of graphic design will be missing a trick if they do not have a well thumbed copy in their studio. A Masterclass liberates a creative imagination, and that is precisely what BOOK TYPOGRAPHY does.
I direct a major international publishing course and we have now used BOOK TYPOGRAPHY for two years. Its effect has been remarkable. Course members have learned more quickly and learned better. They have becomre more adventurous as well as more practical in their designs. Even somewone (like me) who is a klutz in every aspect of book design can produce more than acceptable work. In that sense it is a handbook, but one that fires the imagination rather than just solves problems.
Really a must have.
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This is the ultimate book if anyone wants to be a book designer. The typographic knowledge in this book does not apply to book typography only, therefore it is highly recommended... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Seyfeddin Bassarac
A fine guide to the subject that is accessible, clear and authoritative. It's a weighty tome and arrived beautifully wrapped, direct from the publishers, Libanus.Published on 17 Jun. 2012 by Pikeperch