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|The Elements of Typographic Style|
Cover of The Elements of Typographic Style, version 3.0 from 2004.
|Publisher||Hartley & Marks Publishers|
|Pages||254 pp (first edition)|
|Dewey Decimal||686.2/24 20|
|LC Classification||Z246 .B74 1992|
The Elements of Typographic Style is a book by Canadian typographer, poet and translator Robert Bringhurst. Originally published in 1992 by Hartley & Marks Publishers, it was revised in 1996, 2001 (v2.4), 2002 (v2.5), 2004 (v3.0), 2005 (v3.1), 2008 (v3.2), and 2012 (v4.0). A history and guide to typography, it has been praised by Hermann Zapf, who said “I wish to see this book become the Typographers’ Bible.” Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones consider it "the finest book ever written about typography," according to the FAQ section of their type foundry's website. Because of its widespread use, it is sometimes abbreviated simply as Bringhurst.
The title alludes to The Elements of Style.
The titles of the chapters in the book's fourth edition are as follows:
In addition to these chapters, the book also contains five appendices, an historical synopsis, a foreword, and an afterword.
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