we bought this as my daughter is in her 2nd year on an art illustration degree course.
it was suggested reading by her tutor-which makes a great gift for art students.
The Thames and Hudson Manual of Typography (Thames & Hudson Manuals) (英語) ペーパーバック – 1992/4/1
Good for what it is2013年5月14日に英国でレビュー済み
I absolutely loved this book. It contained all the little things I usually forget when it have been some time between typography work. It does come off as a bit dry, it is a lot of text, but else good for the odd bits you tend to forget!
Not a manual--a personal collection of ideas2002年12月8日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
This book is quite a disappointment. Instead of leading the reader logically through a primer on orthography (good typography) or providing a comprehensive reference book, this is a collection of idiosyncratic observations. (A high point is the day McLean dared to set poetry in sans serif type!) It has some illustrations of good and bad layout, but not enough for a layperson to be able to generalize useful rules. The book itself isn't very attractive, and it cannot be recommended as a modern introduction. Laser printers have made "everyman" (and everywoman) a typesetter, but this is not the book to lead you to better layout and design.