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despoina terzopoulou's picture
Joined: 23 Feb 2013 - 9:25am
Books about typefaces
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Hello everyone! I am a new one!
can someone give me some advice ?
I am writing an academic paper about typography and mass media. This theme also includes all information about typefaces. I have aldeady read a book, by Robert Bringhurst, but I would like to go further on this issue. So I found three books, those ones:

http://www.amazon.com/Just-My-Type-About-Fonts/dp/1592406521/ref=cm_cmu_...

http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Type-2nd-revised-expanded/dp/1568989695/r...

http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Typeface-Alexander-S-Lawson/dp/B005MWKQQ4

,but I haven't choosen yet which one is more appropriate to give me more details about the uses of typefaces. Has anybody know those books?

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Welcome.

I do not recommend 'Just My Type.' I couldn't finish it. (Relevant review)

I haven't read 'Anatomy of a Typeface.' (But I plan to at some point.)

Of these three, 'Thinking With Type' would give you more details about the uses of typefaces. I think 'http://Shaping Text' is an even better introductory text.

Good luck!

despoina terzopoulou's picture
Joined: 23 Feb 2013 - 9:25am
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thanks a lot!

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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So how is this coming along?

hhp