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I've been reading through several books on book design (Elements of Typographic Style, Thinking with Type, Finer Points of Spacing and Arrangement of Type , On Book Design, Designing Books, Type Matters and some more...) to learn what makes a book legible and readable and "nice", and what doesn't.
While all these reads were interesting and a huge learning opportunity (for a newbie in this field) I did miss elaborations on images and image placement, tables, and their respective subtitles.
What are the general guidelines and recommendations with respect to size and placement of images and tables? How to flow text around them (if at all, I feel reluctant to do that) and where might I want to avoid them altogether?
Any pointers, hints, and reading suggestions are welcome :-) Thanks!