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Old 07-23-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default Felici book on typography?

Someone (Cristen, I think) mentioned the "new" magazine Layers (used to be Mac Design Magazine) and I picked it up at MicroCenter when I was buying a UPS (figured that some of the problems with both my RAM and harddrives might be due to the unusual power hits we'd had)...

Anyway...the premier issue was pretty good--covers pretty much all of the Adobe apps)--and I'm thinking of subscribing...here's the url:

http://www.layersmagazine.com/


Scott Kelby (the editor) has a column on the last page of the mag and mentioned The Complete Manual of Typography (James Felici ISBN 0321127307) and I was wondering if anyone knew about it and what you think of it...

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Terrie:

and mentioned The Complete Manual of Typography (James Felici ISBN 0321127307) and I was wondering if anyone knew about it

I've got it, and think it is first rate and very up to date.

   
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Thanks...

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Old 07-23-2005, 05:06 PM   #4
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I've got it as well. I think it from Adobe Press. Excellent coverage of Typographic basics ... it could be a text for a Typography class in a Graphic Design program. Easier to understand than Bringhurst, covering a lot of the same material, but with more illustrations.

A worthwhile purchase.

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Cool...that's 2 for 2...will definitely take a browse at Amazon for it...

Thanks!

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Old 07-25-2005, 02:35 PM   #6
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Terrie:

that's 2 for 2

I should say that Felici's book covers most points that are recognized by typographers as important. There aren't really any surprise judgements—it isn't that sort of book—, but few omissions either.

I got my copy from Amazon, but it's published by Peachpit Press (which hasn't realized that peaches have stones), although it's described as an 'Adobe Press Book', and it's in rather nice Perpetua. The ISBN is 0-321-12730-7.

   
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Thanks Michael...it's not too pricey at Amazon--$28.35...

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The last two Peachpit books I've had (not for a while) fell apart almost before I opened them. How's the binding on your Felici?

MW says "pit" is fine for the stone of a drupe, or as they put it, of a "drupaceous fruit." I've never noticed any discrimination against "pit" in botanical or horticulural usage. Must be a Brit thing. Must check my Horley cookbook. Or Return of the King, at the end where the magic-dusted plum tree is grown and producing.
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Molly:

How's the binding on your Felici?

It's 'perfect-bound' and in a large format, so I don't expect it'll stand up to much.

'Pit' is described as 'mainly US' in the Concise Oxford Dictionary. What or who is 'MW' (not Molly something, I take it)?

   
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What or who is 'MW' (not Molly something, I take it)?
Just guessing here, but perhaps Merriam Webster, a well known dictionary here.

   
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