Nicodemus (nicodemusrat) wrote,

Seeking Book Recommendations

I'd like to find a book about typeface design. Ideally, it would talk about the elements of letterforms, why they are constructed in different ways, and what effect this has on the overall font.

What I'm not especially interested in is typography (which, confusingly, sounds like it should be typeface study -- it's actually about composition using movable type). There seem to be dozens of books on graphic and layout design but very few that focus in on deconstructing typeface glyphs. Surely there's a textbook on it somewhere?

This book, 'Type Specific' by Charlotte Rivers, seems the best candidate so far. Has anyone read it? Can anyone offer better suggestions?

C'mon... I know I've got font geeks on my friends list. Help!

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