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Book Typography

Book Typography

Ari Rafaeli
4/5 (4 ratings)
This book examines the essential factors of a well designed book - attractive and suitable type, close spacing of words, reader-friendly format - and considers how maximum-quality typography , consonant with traditional standards, can be achieved by users of present-day technology. Word-division, letter-space, punctuation, different styles of footnotes and endnotes, use of symbols and special characters, the niceties of dashes, treatment of quoted passages, folios and running heads, are studied with reference to renowned authorities, including the Cambridge and Oxford styles. The famous Monotype and Linotype book faces are surveyed in their historical contexts with remarks on the qualities of the current digital versions of them.
Language
English
Pages
160
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Oak Knoll Press
Release
December 28, 2005
ISBN
1584561572
ISBN 13
9781584561576

Book Typography

Ari Rafaeli
4/5 (4 ratings)
This book examines the essential factors of a well designed book - attractive and suitable type, close spacing of words, reader-friendly format - and considers how maximum-quality typography , consonant with traditional standards, can be achieved by users of present-day technology. Word-division, letter-space, punctuation, different styles of footnotes and endnotes, use of symbols and special characters, the niceties of dashes, treatment of quoted passages, folios and running heads, are studied with reference to renowned authorities, including the Cambridge and Oxford styles. The famous Monotype and Linotype book faces are surveyed in their historical contexts with remarks on the qualities of the current digital versions of them.
Language
English
Pages
160
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Oak Knoll Press
Release
December 28, 2005
ISBN
1584561572
ISBN 13
9781584561576

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