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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

The Visual Dictionary of Typography

by Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practising graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numberous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a journalist and teacher, and former Director of the Christian Meditation Centre in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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AVA Book, 2010
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474293488
  • ISBN:
    978-1-47429-348-8 (online)

    978-2-940411-18-4 (paperback)

    978-2-9404-3952-2 (epdf)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    Case Postale
  • Published Online:
    2017
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.