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A Type Primer
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Laurence King Pub
Publication date September 30, 2002
Pages 208
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781856692915
ISBN-10 1856692914
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.38 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $33.75
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Summaries and Reviews
A guide full of practical hints to help build the confidence of graphics and typography students. Its aim is to bring the reader to the point where they understand the basic principles of typography and to strengthen the designer's 'eye' through informed, direct observation. description: Product Description: This book provides a practical guide for the beginner presenting the basic principles and applications of typography with a series of exercises that reinforce the acquired knowledge. The intent of this book is to bring the reader to the point where he or she can understand and demonstrate the basic principles of typography. According to the author, the only way to recognise successful typography is through informed, direct observation. It takes time, trial and error, to know what works. A Type Primer seeks to strengthen the reader's eye so that he or she has the skills to answer the question, "Does this work?". The design of the book employs the principles that the author espouses. The pages are clear and open with judicious use of a second colour throughout to illuminate and highlight points raised within the text.

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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
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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

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