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Detail in typography: Letters, letter-spacing, words, word-spacing, lines, line-spacing, columns (New edition)

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Editor: Jost Hochuli
Publisher: Hyphen Press
Publication: 2008, First (English) Edition
Binding: Softcover, section sewn
Pages: 64
Size: 130 x 210
Text: English

(Preface) 'An attractive, interesting layout can certainly attract and please the reader; but when the details are not good, reading requires more ef- fort and any pleasure is short-lived. Detail in typography is a concise and close-up view of the subject. It considers all the elements that constitute a column of text - letters, words, the line, and the space around these elements and it discusses what is essential for the legibility of text. Yet this is more than a guide to correct typography. How is it, Hochuli asks, that text can be set perfectly and yet look insufferably dull? Answers may be found here, not least in the way the book itself has been set and produced.

Detail in typography was first published in 1987, in seven different languages. This is a fully revised and extended edition.

Jost Hochuli is a Swiss typographer, internationally renowned for his book design work. As a teacher, he has had long experience in Zurich and his home town of St. Gallen. As writer and editor, his books include Book design in Switzerland (1993), Designing books (1996), and Jost Hochuli: Printed matter, mainly books (2002). He has edited and designed the annually published 'Typotron' series of booklets (1983-98) and the Edition 'Ostschweiz' (from 2000).'

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing, creasing, soiling to cover. Light tanning to outer edges of interior pages.

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