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Excelent book, but dont also get the 'The Anatomy of Type",
This review is from: The Geometry of Type: The Anatomy of 100 Essential Typefaces (Hardcover)
Great book. wanted it for ages, was finally given it as a gift for my birthday, and also another book called 'The Anatomy of Type' as they seemed to be a good pair.
They are the exact same book, page for page. with different titles and Amazon even lists this as:
"The Geometry of Type: The Anatomy of 100 Essential Typefaces by Erik Spiekermann and Stephen Coles"
...BY Erik Spiekerman... and Stephen Coles
where as "The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces by Stephen Coles"
Even the Cover art is different.
So although very similar books, very easy to think of them as different books. they are not. They are the exact same book
Buy one or the other, NOT both!!
Great book though.
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2013 21:48:35 BDT
Thanks for your comment! I was actually going to order both of these books. A quick search online finds on "Stephencoles.org" that "The Geometry of Type" is the U.K edition.
Posted on 16 May 2014 12:07:42 BDT
Goffredo Puccetti says:
Too late.. :-) Now standing proudly on by bookshelves the two identical books with different titles and cover. By the way, a word of advice to the guys at Thames & Hudson: words are important, in general and especially in typography. Anatomy and Geometry are two - very! - different concepts, even when used metaphorically, the idea of re-titling a book the way you did is quite questionable.
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