Visual Dictionary Of Typography

Author(s): Gavin Ambrose


A guide to the many and varied terms used within typography. From abstraction to x-height and Blackletter to Widow, it is suitable for those interested in typography. It explains more than 250 common typography terms with concise definitions, accompanied by historical and contemporary illustrations.


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"A well presented and easily accessible primer about typography ... The scale of the book is very user friendly and easily transportable. The print quality is, as always with AVA publications, very high, and the relationship between image and text clear and unfussy." Nigel Ball, University Campus Suffolk, UK. "An excellent resource for both staff and students. Easy to use, plain and simple informative language. Layout, text and style contemporary and easy to follow, glossary and index well written." Julie H. Brown, University of Bolton, UK. "I love the visual dictionary, and I think it is a wonderful resource, to quickly find key workds and understand the terminology and definition ... I love the simple layout and imagery that are used. This is a really great guide for beginners - who want to get a basic understanding of the terminology of type." Kyle Iman, Art Institute of Salt Lake City, USA. "A great reference resource on typography - an aspect of design that I have found students struggle with. The usual accessibility and rich visual examples I expect from Ambrose and Harris." Philip Dixon, Southampton Solent University, UK.

Gavin Ambrose is a practising graphic designer whose client base includes the arts sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed several books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Paul Harris studied at the London College of Communication and has gone on to become a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including style bible Dazed & Confused.

General Fields

  • : 9782940411184
  • : AVA Publishing SA
  • : AVA Publishing SA
  • : 0.43
  • : October 2010
  • : 168mm X 122mm X 28mm
  • : Switzerland
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gavin Ambrose
  • : Paperback
  • : 686.2203
  • : 288
  • : 250 colour illustrations