Typologia: Studies in Type Design

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Typologia: Studies in Type Design and Type Making, With Comments on the Invention of Typography, the First Types, Legibility, and Fine Printing
by Frederic William Goudy

How is this book? I just bought it so tell me it is good.

-smc

hrant's picture

I think it's over-rated. But it depends how much you spent on it.

hhp

sean's picture

40.00. Too much uh?

bieler's picture

smc

Some very good things there, but its Goudy. He's lost some percentages over the years. One of my favorite examples of just how tight can you space a line and still make out the individual words. Probably worth $40 just for that.

But the first edition would actually be worth quite a bit. If you have the Dover paperback, yeah, you paid a bit too much maybe. Check Abe.com to compare prices on this.

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