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The Visual Dictionary of Typography,9782940411184

The Visual Dictionary of Typography

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 7/20/2010
Publisher(s): Ava Pub Sa
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This book is a guide to the many and varied terms used frequently within typography. From Abstraction to x-height and Blackletter to Widow, this book will prove to be an invaluable resource to anyone interested in typography. Each term is explained and contextualised, giving the reader an enhanced understanding of typographic terminology. More than 250 common typography terms are distilled and illustrated. From practical terms such as Accents, Bitmap and Classification to movements and styles such as Constructivism, De Stijl, Modernism and Swiss Typography, this book contains both modern terminology and the traditional terms still in current usage.

Author Biography



Gavin Ambrose

MA Central St Martins

Practising Graphic Designer.

Gavin’s current commercial practice includes clients from the arts sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He is the co-author/designer of several books on branding, packaging and editorial design.

Paul Harris PG Dip

London College of Printing

Freelance Writer and Journalist.

Paul writes for magazines, journals and newspapers, both in London and New York, on a range of subjects, from architecture to tourism. He is co-author and collaborator on several books about graphic design.


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