Though published less than a year ago, Argetsinger’s magnum opus is destined to become a classic in the field. Argetsinger is an expert on the subject of typography, well suited to tackle the enormous task of an overall review of the art, from its beginnings through to today’s digital permutations.
One of the most valuable segments of this book is the illustrated timeline of mechanized typesetting, up to digital character generation and desktop publishing, which includes discussion of font formats, type manufacturing companies, etc.
Aside from detailed discussion of important typographic issues, A Grammar of Typography dares to delve deep into editorial matters.
PROVENANCE: David R. Godine