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Letters of Credit: A View of Type Design

Letters of Credit: A View of Type Design

Letters of Credit: A View of Type Design

$19.95

Tracy, Walter

Pap. Boston, 2003

Book ID: 60993

This book, more than any other we know, traces the steps that went into the typesetting revolution and simultaneously makes the argument that the letter forms themselves are in process of evolution. Tracy argues that, whether they are of the sixteenth or the twentieth century, the forms that comprise our alphabet are subject to the same rules of good taste, proportion, and clarity that have always obtained. But what we face today is vastly different from fifty years ago. For the first time, new technology has made the proliferation (and, as some would maintain, debasement) of letter forms fast and easy (or quick and dirty.)

224 pp., B&W illus.