Peter Burnhill Type Spaces

ISBN 13 : 9780907259190

Type Spaces

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9780907259190: Type Spaces

Type Spaces examines pages of books printed and published by Aldus Manutius in Venice around 1500. By measuring the word-spaces, author Peter Burnhill discerns a system of measurement at work and comes up with the surprising suggestion that this printing shows a unified system of dimensions: of type size, of "leading" or line-increment, of line length, and of text area. He argues that the exceptional figures of Manutius and his punchcutter, Francesco Griffo, used a set of "in-house norms."
This system of unified measurement has a rationality that can apply to any process of type design, in any age, and with any system of production, making the book relevant even for contemporary designers. Since the passing of metal type, we have had no clear method of measuring type size and Burnhill's work suggests a new (or very old) approach to measurement in typography.

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About the Author :

Peter Burnhill is a typographer who teaches and lives in Stafford, England. He has been involved in the major typography reform movements in Britain.

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Burnhill, Peter
Edité par Hyphen Press (2003)
ISBN 10 : 0907259197 ISBN 13 : 9780907259190
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Description du livre Hyphen Press, 2003. Soft cover. État : Fair. Former library copy with associated markings. COVER (clear plastic outer layer added)- minor smudges, generally clean; moderate exterior wear, closed tear on inside of back cover. PAGES- minor smudges at few places, generally clean; no text-markings, no notes. 140+ pgs. Book. N° de réf. du libraire 010348

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