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    Description"The Geometry of Type" explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces in loving 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.


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    Title
    The Geometry of Type
    Subtitle
    The Anatomy of 100 Essential Typefaces
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Coles, By (author) Erik Spiekermann
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 201 mm
    Height: 256 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500241424
    ISBN 10: 0500241422
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ART
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    Libri: ENGM3500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BIC subject category V2: AKD
    Libri: TYPO2000
    BISAC V2.8: DES007050
    DC23: 686.224
    Thema V1.0: AKD
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London