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AVA Academia | Typography books

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AVA Academia publish some excellent books covering applied visual arts and design subjects, there recent Typography focused titles are well researched and illustrated with some great typographic work

The Fundamentals of Typography (second edition) is an updated version of the popular first edition of this book, in which Ambrose and Harris introduce the fundamental principles of typographic theory and practice. It covers a wide range of subjects, including the history of typography, typographic detailing and the use of creative typography across a range of media. Packed with clear explanations, expanded illustrations and historical and contemporary examples from leading practitioners around the world, this book offers an essential guide to the subject of typography and its role within graphic design. The second edition includes considerable new and revised content from the authors, including new case studies and student exercises.

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Basics Typography 02: Using Type is a wide ranging and practical guide to typography. The book starts with an exploration of how to define type, where it is found and its many different uses. It goes on to examine layout and practice within a graphic design context, teaching designers how to work with type through specific projects and student exercises. Highly illustrated, this title contains images of historically important work alongside many examples from contemporary design studios. A helpful running glossary and examples of successful student and professional work make this an esential handbook for students of graphic design and visual communication.

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