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    DescriptionRenowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide. Combining the practical, theoretical, and historical, this edition is completely updated, with a thorough revision and updating of the longest chapter, "Prowling the Specimen Books," and many other small but important updates based on things that are continually changing in the field.


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    Title
    The Elements of Typographic Style
    Subtitle
    Version 4.0
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Bringhurst
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 398
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 535 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780881792126
    ISBN 10: 0881792128
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    LC classification: NC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    DC21: 686.224
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AKD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A28441200
    Abridged Dewey: 760
    DC22: 686.224
    B&T Approval Code: A28441800
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: DES007050
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: DES001000, ART027000
    Edition
    4
    Edition statement
    4th
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Hartley & Marks Publishers
    Imprint name
    Hartley & Marks Publishers
    Publication date
    15 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Seattle, WA
    Author Information
    Robert Bringhurst is a poet, typographer, linguist, critic, designer, translator, teacher, and cultural historian. He has published more than thirty books, eighteen of them books of poetry. His book, "The Black Canoe, " a study of Bill Reid's sculpture, is a classic of Native American art history and his book "The Elements of Typographic Style" is considered the "bible" for typographers the world over. In Canada, Bringhurst is best known for his groundbreaking study of Native Canadian oral literature, "A Story As Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World" (1999), a work that startled many readers and sparked intense academic and public debate. Two volumes of translation from classical Haida complete the trilogy: "Nine Visits to the Mythworld" and "Being In Being." In 2004, the trilogy earned Bringhurst the Edward Sapir Prize, awarded by the Society for Linguistic Anthropology. Among his more recent books of poetry is "Ursa Major" (2003), a multilingual work in which characters tell simultaneous stories in English, Latin, Greek, and Cree. Born in Los Angeles in 1946, Robert Bringhurst was brought to Canada at the age of five, raised largely in Alberta, and has lived and worked in British Columbia since 1973. He currently lives near Heriot Bay on Quadra Island.
    Review quote
    "A classic in the field." -- "Library Journal"