|Seeking Book Recommendations
||[Dec. 15th, 2006|02:04 pm]
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!