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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
The Visual Dictionary of Typography is a comprehensive guide to the numerous
terms used within typography and its associated disciplines. Over 250 terms are
explained and contextualised, with concise definitions accompanied by
illustrations and examples taken from historical and contemporary typography.
The dictionary covers traditional, manual practices and processes as well as
modern terminology. It also defines a wide variety of practical terms, such as
Point size , Leading and Gutter , as well as movements and lettering styles
including Gothic , Reductionism , and Constructivism . The Visual Dictionary
of Typography is an invaluable reference tool that improves the reader’s
understanding of the professional terms applied in the world of typography.