Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz. 2004. Second edition. 332 pages. 4to (30 x 22 cm). Blind stamped cloth in great condition. Illustrated in colour and b/w. Text in German.
This book is a treasure! Friedrich Forssman and Ralf de Jong have accumulated all the typesetter’s knowledge of the centuries and have processed it for everyday needs and access. ”Detailtypografie” is not a textbook [which is usually read cover to cover and then either memorised or forgotten] but a loyal companion for all sorts of typographic situations, a book you have to hand to refer to when needed. A book that answers all questions: From font selection to font editing, from punctuation to record marks, from line break to paragraph, … up to the foreign-language typesetting and to the mathematical formula typesetting. The reference work for all questions about fonts and typesetting!