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A Type Primer
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Prentice Hall
Publication date January 26, 2011
Pages 230
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780205066445
ISBN-10 0205066445
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $88.40
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

For beginning and intermediate typography courses.

A practical and hands-on approach.

Designed for beginning design and typography students, this text assists students in understanding and demonstrating the basic principles of typography. Focused on intent and content, not affect or style, it makes informed distinctions between what is appropriate and what is merely show. Filled with examples, exercises, and background information—and designed itself to reflect good typographic design—it guides students systematically to the point where they can, not only understand but, demonstrate basic principles of typography, and thereby strengthen their own typographic instincts.

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2 edition from Prentice Hall (January 26, 2011)
9780205066445 | details & prices | 230 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $88.40
About: For beginning and intermediate typography courses.
from Laurence King Pub (September 30, 2002)
9781856692915 | details & prices | 208 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.38 lbs | List price $33.75
About: A guide full of practical hints to help build the confidence of graphics and typography students.
from Prentice Hall (September 1, 2002)
9780130990716 | details & prices | 208 pages | 7.00 × 10.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $66.80
About: Practical and hands-on in approach, this book/exercise manual speaks clearly to beginning graphic designers and others involved with type about the complex meeting of message, image, and history surrounding typography.

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