Handbook of Type and Lettering

9780070358065: Handbook of Type and Lettering

A thorough how-to book that encompasses basic instruction, through an intermediate stage, to a professional level. The book traces the development of letters from Roman capitals to metal type and the type selections shown are the highest quality. The book is both a reference and a practical workbook, giving beginning students the essentials and helping professionals to find good design solutions and create the kind of design that will sell.

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Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

From Library Journal:

This translation of the sixth edition of Schrift und Scrieben (Fachbuchverlag GmnH Keipzig, 1986) is not a how-to guide to calligraphy but rather a study of the anatomy of letters, typography, and the aesthetics of composition. While the author states that the introductory chapters are focused on the beginner, graphic arts students rather than hobbyists will appreciate the advice on the basic elements of design and the series of artistic exercises. Information for advanced students deals with the development of letters from Roman monumental capitals to 19th-century display styles. Full alphabets are supplied for more than 100 typefaces. For inspiration, numerous applications of type and lettering in the graphic arts, crafts, and architecture are provided. Recommended for specialized collections frequented by art professionals and students.
- Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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