This is the best typography book I've had in my hands in the short time I have as a typography enthusiast. Edition and attention to detail, from the print quality to the fonts and even the paper makes reading the book a pleasant experience
Without a doubt this is the finest book on typography around. Dense with information but always readable. Reading many books on typography I've felt that the author's have gained their knowledge through reading rather than experience, but this is knowledge of the first order from a man who has clearly mastered his domain.
If every graphic designer was forced to read this book from cover to cover before they were allowed to work, the world would be a far better place.
Having read the fine reviews of this book, I took a punt and chose it along with a few other similar titles, to learn about typography in a little more depth.
I was not at all expecting to find that this book is in fact a beautifully written manual, not just on typography but arguably also on the deeper philosophy and understanding of the design of our most common form of communication.
I am now have regular conversations along the lines, "I'm reading this wonderful book, just beautifully written, I can't put it down. - What's it about? - Typography. - What's that? Erm, well, sometimes it's about the space between letters..... "
Just a lovely, lovely book that you will take great pleasure in owning.