Techniques of Typography.

Swann, C.

Verlag: Lund Humphries, London, first edition, 1969, 1969
ISBN 10: 0853312389 / ISBN 13: 9780853312383
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Titel: Techniques of Typography.

Verlag: Lund Humphries, London, first edition, 1969

Erscheinungsdatum: 1969

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included


Cloth, oblong small 4to, 21 x 22 cm, 96 pp, ills. From the blurb: "This book is intended for printing apprentices, design students, and graphic artists in commercial studios as a guide to the purely visual aspects of typographic design. The problems of composition for continuous reading have been adequately covered in numerous books on type and legibility, and although a section is included on text setting the points raised here are mainly concerned with the visual refinements necessary for 'display' settings." Section 1 Introduction to the printing processes ( Letterpress Lithography - offset; Photo-engraving; Photo-setting;) Section 2 Hand composition (Parts of type 'x'-height; Non-printing material; Spacing system; A classification of typeface designs; Depth of type; Titling founts (fonts); Width of type; Set; Ligatures; Italics and scripts; Film spacing; Film word spacing; Lower-case settings; Mortised letters; Capitals; Visual letterspacing Over letterspacing; Compact spacing' Justification; Fixed word spacing; Excessive word space; Close word space; Mechanical word spacing; Visual word spacing; Solid setting; Mechanical leading; Visual leading; Base line to base line; Mechanical alignment at the left; Visual alignment; Mechanical alignment at the right; Visual alignment); Section 3 Mechanical composition (Monotype; Monotype unit spacing; Linotype; Monotype filmsetter; Computer-controlled typesetting; Typewriter 'justified' typesetting). Section 4 Printing (Printing machines; Make-up and locking up in position for printing; Film make-up; impositions). Section 5 Layout and specification (Symmetric and asymmetric design; The 'new tradition'; The 'grid system'; Variations on the grid system; The grid system in bookwork; The grid system in magazines and catalogues; Casting-off; Copy fitting; Casting-off systems; Copy preparation; Specification of layouts; Typographic style for text composition; Proof corrections); Glossary of terms. An ex-library copy with a label on the front pastedown endpaper and stamps on the front free endpaper and verso of the title-page, tapemarks on the front free endpaper, otherwise Good in used dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-23552

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