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The Elements of Typographic Style  
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Cover of The Elements of Typographic Style, version 3.0 from 2004.
Author Robert Bringhurst
Country Canada
Language English
Subject(s) Typography
Publisher Hartley and Marks Publishers
Publication date 1992
Pages 254 pp (first edition)
ISBN 0-88179-110-5
OCLC Number 25411784
Dewey Decimal 686.2/24 20
LC Classification Z246 .B74 1992

The Elements of Typographic Style is a book by Canadian typographer, poet and translator Robert Bringhurst. Originally published in 1992, it was revised in 1996, 2001 (v2.4), 2002 (v2.5), 2004 (v3.0), 2005 (v3.1), and 2008 (v3.2). A history and guide to typography, it has been praised by Hermann Zapf, who said “I wish to see this book become the Typographers’ Bible.”[1] Because of its widespread use, it is sometimes abbreviated simply as Bringhurst.

The title alludes to The Elements of Style.

Contents

Chapters

The titles of the chapters in the book's third edition are as follows:

  1. The Grand Design
  2. Rhythm & Proportion
  3. Harmony & Counterpoint
  4. Structural Forms & Devices
  5. Analphabetic Symbols
  6. Choosing & Combining Type
  7. Historical Interlude
  8. Shaping the Page
  9. The State of the Art
  10. Grooming the Font
  11. Prowling the Specimen Books

In addition to these chapters, the book also contains five appendices, an historical synopsis, and a foreword.

Editions

  • First edition: Hartley and Marks Publishers, 1993, 254pp, ISBN 0-88179-110-5 (hardcover)
  • Second edition: Hartley and Marks Publishers, 1996, 352pp, ISBN 0-88179-133-4 (hardcover), ISBN 0-88179-132-6 (paperback)
  • Third edition: Hartley and Marks Publishers, 2005, ISBN 0-88179-205-5 (hardcover), ISBN 0-88179-206-3 (paperback)

See also

References

  1. ^ Hermann Zapf, as cited on the back cover of the book in version 3.1, ISBN 0-88179-206-3

External links

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Style guides
The Elements of Typographic Style  
Author Robert Bringhurst
Country Canada
Language English
Subject(s) Typography
Publisher Hartley and Marks Publishers
Publication date 1992
Pages 254 pp (first edition)
ISBN 0-88179-110-5
OCLC Number 25411784
Dewey Decimal 686.2/24 20
LC Classification Z246 .B74 1992

The Elements of Typographic Style is a book by Canadian typographer, poet and translator Robert Bringhurst. Originally published in 1992, it was revised in 1996, 2001 (v2.4), 2002 (v2.5), 2004 (v3.0), 2005 (v3.1), and 2008 (v3.2). A history and guide to typography, it has been praised by Hermann Zapf, who said “I wish to see this book become the Typographers’ Bible.”[1] Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones consider it "the finest book ever written about typography," according to the FAQ section of their type foundry's website.[2] Because of its widespread use, it is sometimes abbreviated simply as Bringhurst.

The title alludes to The Elements of Style.

Contents

Chapters

The titles of the chapters in the book's third edition are as follows:

  1. The Grand Design
  2. Rhythm & Proportion
  3. Harmony & Counterpoint
  4. Structural Forms & Devices
  5. Analphabetic Symbols
  6. Choosing & Combining Type
  7. Historical Interlude
  8. Shaping the Page
  9. The State of the Art
  10. Grooming the Font
  11. Prowling the Specimen Books

In addition to these chapters, the book also contains five appendices, an historical synopsis, and a foreword.

Editions

See also

References

  1. ^ Hermann Zapf, as cited on the back cover of the book in version 3.1, ISBN 0-88179-206-3
  2. ^ http://typography.com/ask/faq.php

External links


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