Title, Lesetypografie. Authors, Hans Peter Willberg, Friedrich Forssman. Edition, 5. Publisher, Schmidt, ISBN, , Length, Results 1 – 7 of 7 Lesetypographie by Willberg, Hans Peter und Friedrich Forssmann: and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Hans Peter Willberg & Friedrich Forssman, Lesetypografie Mainz: Verlag Hermann Schmidt, pages, × mm. Ari Rafaeli, Book typography.

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Julia added it Oct 17, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But even within the idealized micro-domain of one page of a book, which is the focus for most works of instruction on this topic, everything still seems to interact.

Bold type is willbeeg on every page of Lesetypografiefor the page numbers, and is used for emphasis in text, where other designers willebrg use italics.

Lesetypografie by Hans Peter Willberg

There can be no rules at this level of book design. But that work would have been more convincingly done if the author had shown wider sympathies and a wider awareness. Hans Peter Willberg — was perhaps the major figure in West German book design over the last forty years: How to cut the cake?

D2c rated it really liked it Jul 05, But by a simple act of editing, the visual problem can be disposed of. One may attach the first footnote rather to the first sentence of the chapter.

My absolute reservation is that nowhere in the book, unless very fleetingly and by implication, is there any recognition of the part that an editor can play in making books.

This kind of judgement of space and placing is indeed a grey area of practice. They also help to reinforce the sense that the book — as any worthwhile manual must — is advocating a certain approach to design.


Choice of paper will affect choice of typeface, which will in part be determined by the demands of the text many footnotes?

If the designers of the fonts and the layout software have done their work well, the makers of the pages will not have much more to do to achieve good work. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Both would need quite a bit of adaptation, and there would be large difficulties in the exercise.

In this situation of interdependability of factors, how does one explain book typography? Open Preview See a Problem? Isa Bel rated it it was amazing May 11, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The next book that you or they take on will offer different problems to be resolved, and so will demand fresh ways of meeting them. Gerda marked it as to-read Jan 18, Sandra marked it as to-read Oct 14, Polish-language names in the bibliography? High to Low Avg. In his book Rafaeli adopts such British conventions as placing punctuation outside rather than inside a closing quotation mark unless that punctuation actually belongs to the words quoted.

I have two large reservations about Lesetypografieone of which is perhaps just the downside of its strength. We observe the conventions in which we write and publish, and deviate from them at the risk of seeming eccentric and ostentatious.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Streiflichter zur Typographical Correctness. Friedrich Forssman born was a pupil of Willberg at the Fachhochschule at Mainz, and has followed him in combining theory with a busy practice. Others take a middle view, in which the focus is on the whole page or spread of two facing pages, and everything that can happen there. This is the domain of craft, taste, visual judgement.

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Rike rated it it was amazing Jul 18, The book shows ways in which the full repertoire of fonts can be used: Blume rated it it was amazing Dec 20, The book opens with a twenty-page consideration of the virtues of close word-spacing and how this may be achieved.


The editorial—typographic conventions discussed and employed are largely British ones, not those of North America.

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Toni added it Aug 27, How many words should there be in a line of text? Or, to put it the other way, when a text has been well edited, design flows easily. Willberb way of conclusion, one might try to imagine translated editions of these books: Some works attempt to fit the whole lesetypografei this cake within their view, and will include such vital factors as binding methods, as well as good spacing of words set in small capitals.

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The authors seem to assume that the problems and opportunities of book design lie entirely in the hands of the designer or typographer.

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Are you an author? The ruling virtues are economy of effort and visual modesty. They clearly see it as an aid to the reader, in making a difference of meaning visible: