Robert Bringhurst's book is utterly beautiful on various levels. Although the prose is framed from a very personal (and poetic) perspective, there is a wealth of pragmatic detail to satisfy the intellect. The book is absorbing to read, revealing useful details at every page turn. His reflections on the nature of typography allow the technical details to transcend up into the realm of creative typographic art. The layout is beautiful (as expected), and actual decisions made in designing the layout are woven into the text; this quality is also evident in the choice of paper used.
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