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The Geometry of Type by Stephen Coles

The Geometry of Type by Stephen Coles

フォントの分類から始まり、各分類ごとの代表的な書体とそれら特徴をまとめた本。情報量はそれほど多くないが、Karen Chengの『Disigning Type』とセットで読むとお互い補完しあって役に立つ。フォントデザイナーの実務向き。同じStephen Colesの『The Anatomy of Type』という本があるが、内容は99.99%同じなので重複して買わないように。

  • 著者訳者:Stephen Coles
  • 出版社:Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • 言語:英語

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The Geometry of Type by Stephen Coles

The Geometry of Type by Stephen Coles

 

“The Geometry of Type explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces in detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. Characters from each typeface are enlarged and annotated to reveal key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design, which shows how these attributes affect mood and readability. Sidebar information lists the designer and foundry, the year of release and the different weights and styles available, while feature boxes explain the origins and best uses for each typeface, such as whether it is suitable for running text or as a display font for headlines. To help the reader spot each typeface in the wider world, the full character set is shown, and the best letters for identification are highlighted. This beautiful and highly practical work of reference for font spotters, designers and users is a close-up celebration of typefaces and great type design.”

 

こちらは The Anatomy of Type.

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