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Author Felici, James

Title The complete manual of typography : a guide to setting perfect type / James Felici

Publ Info Berkeley, Calif. : Peachpit Press, [2012]
Berkeley, Calif. : Peachpit Press, [2012]
Edition Second edition
 RWU Main Library  Z250 .F44 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript xxii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note "Foreword by Frank Romano"--Cover
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The state of the art and how we got here -- Units of typographic measurement -- About typefaces -- About fonts -- The basics of using typefaces -- Typesetting versus typewriting -- Setting type on a personal computer -- What makes good type good (and bad type bad) -- Measure, point size, and leading -- Controlling hyphenation and justification -- Kerning and tracking -- Managing indention and alignment -- Special characters and special situations -- Document structures and typographic conventions -- Tables -- Language-specific issues -- Typesetting with style sheets -- Resolution issues: print, screen, and web
Note This book is about how type should look and how to make it look that way--in other words, how to set type like a professional. It explains in practical terms how to use today's digital tools to achieve the secret of good design: well set type. An essential reference for anyone who works with type: designers, print production professionals, and corporate communications managers can go to straight to the index to find focused answers to specific questions, while educators and students can read it as a text book from cover to cover
LC subject Type and type-founding -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Graphic design (Typography)
ISBN 9780321773265