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Manual of Typography (The Thames and Hudson manuals) Hardcover – 13 Oct 1980


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An enjoyable curiosity 27 Aug. 2005
By Gavin Sinclair - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
One or two reviews emphasised on this book as a *practical* guide to typography and found it wanting for its semi-organised style and out-of-date focus on manual typography (filmsetting, etc.). That's fair enough. I read it as someone merely *interested* in typography, and not just modern-day computer typography, but the art and science of designing pages and books *before* computers did all the hard work. From that point of view, it's a delighful book with plenty of illustrations and personal stories from the author.

Some areas of knowledge are hard to convey in text, and my knowledge of printing is little improved by this book, but I'll forgive that; the essentials of design are covered very well.

One's judgement of a book obviously depends on what one is seeking. For those who are merely curious or interested in historical typography, as opposed to professionally involved in modern typography, I heartily recommend "The Thames and Hudson Manual of Typography".
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