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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

The Visual Dictionary of Typography

by Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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AVA Publishing SA, 2010
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474293488
  • ISBN:
    978-1-4742-9348-8 (online)

    978-2-940411-18-4 (paperback)
  • Edition:
    First Edition
  • Place of Publication:
    Lausanne
  • Published Online:
    2018
The Visual Dictionary of Typography
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The Visual Dictionary of Typography is a guide to the many and varied terms used within typography. Arranged alphabetically from abstraction to x-height and blackletter to widow, each term is explained and contextualized with illustrations. More than 250 typographical terms are included. From practical terms such as accents, bitmap and classification to movements and styles such as constructivism, De Stijl, modernism and Swiss typography, this book contains both modern terminology and traditional terms still in current usage. The Visual Dictionary of Typography is an easy-to-use reference that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in typography and graphic design.