[NTG-context] [OT] suggestion for books on (typo)graphic design

Andrea Valle andrea.valle at unito.it
Thu Feb 21 14:45:36 CET 2008

Ah, thanks Idris, I was thinking about it. My class is in Italian but  
for a cosmopolitan audience, so English is ok.



On 21 Feb 2008, at 14:33, Idris Samawi Hamid wrote:

> Hi Andrea,
> http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Typographic-Style-Robert-Bringhurst/ 
> dp/0881792063/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203600674&sr=8-1
> is fundamental and indispensable (Zapf calls it the Typographer's  
> Bible),
> but if your class is in Italian...
> Best wishes
> Idris
> On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 03:00:07 -0700, Andrea Valle  
> <valle at di.unito.it> wrote:
>> Hi to all and sorry for the OT,
>> but here on the list there are some of the most competent people I
>> know on the topic.
>> I will start a course on graphic communication. The students are
>> ground-zero programmers, all on mac, so I would like to use Nodebox
>> (http://nodebox.net/).
>> (Unluckily no time/space to introduce ConTeXt).
>> I will focus on data visualization, so I was considering to adopt
>> Tufte's classic The Visual Display etc. I've still not read
>> Envisioning Information and Visual Explanations.
>> Any ideas?
>> I will have also to introduce basic elements of graphic communication
>> (e.g. fonts, page composition, color usage etc).
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