Graphics Master 6
by Dean Phillip Lem
A workbook of planning aids, reference guides, and graphic tools for the design, planning, estimating, preparation and production of typography, electronic prepress imaging, printing, print advertising and desktop publishing.
Design With Type
by Carl Dair
A great introductory book for the aspiring typographer. Perhaps a bit long in the tooth (originally published in 1952; latest edition 1982), but still a classic because it concentrates on principles rather than on the technology.
Dynamics in Document Design: Creating Texts for Readers
by Karen A. Schriver
Places emphasis on designing publications based on the actual response of readers to various possible layouts, type selections, etc. There is considerable discussion of research on legibility and intelligibility of text and graphics. 592pp., 246 illustrations.
Chapter 1: What is Document Design?
Chapter 2: Evolution of the Field
Chapter 3: How Documents Engage Readers' Thinking and Feeling
Chapter 4: The Impact of Poor Design
Chapter 5: Seeing the Text
Chapter 6: The Interplay of Words and Pictures
Chapter 7: What Document Designers Can Learn from Readers
The Design of Books
by Adrian Wilson with Foreword by Sumner Stone
Essential reading for those interested in book design. Describes Wilson's techniques and the techniques of other book designers from the traditionalists to the avant garde.
1. The Art of the Layout
3. Printing Methods
5. The Anatomy of the Book
6. Design Approaches
8. Jackets and Paperback Covers
9. Trade Book Design
10. Textbooks, References, and Manuals
11. Limited Editions
Digital Typography Sourcebook
by Marvin Bryan
This professional desktop publisher's reference to fonts covers all the bases, including how to find fonts, how to convert them between Macs and PCs, how to modify them, and how to use them to create professional designs.