Typologia: Studies in Type Design & Type Making, with Comments on the Invention of Typography, The First Types, Legibility, and Fine Printing

by Frederic W. Goudy

Paperback, 1977


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Berkeley : University of California Press, 1977.


Typologia presents more or less graphically Frederic Goudy's work in type design and describes his own methods of type production. His remarks on type legibility and fine printing, as presented in the body of the book, present the conclusions of a craftsman intensely interested in every phase of typography. The book itself, which Goudy was asked by the University of California Press to write, plan, and supervise, has been set in a type designed by Goudy and and first employed for the exclusive use of the University-University of California Old Style.

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LibraryThing member argyriou
For all the discussion of making typefaces which the reader doesn't notice, the typeface (University of California Roman) stands out, and distracts from the content.



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