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Compound Words Typographic Technical Series for Apprentices #36   By: (1860-1940)

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Compound Words Typographic Technical Series for Apprentices #36 by Frederick W. Hamilton is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to enhance their understanding and proficiency in typography. This book, although compact in size, packs a punch in terms of the knowledge it imparts.

The author, Frederick W. Hamilton, brings his extensive experience and expertise in the field to bear, offering a detailed exploration of compound words in typography. The book begins by explaining the significance and impact of compound words on design and typography. It delves into the various types and classifications of compound words, ensuring that readers gain a comprehensive understanding of this complex aspect of typography.

One of the book's standout aspects is its clear and concise writing style. Hamilton expertly breaks down complex concepts, making them accessible even to beginners in the field. The use of examples and illustrations further enhances comprehension, allowing readers to grasp the subtleties of compound words without feeling overwhelmed.

What sets this book apart is its unique combination of theory and practical application. Hamilton not only provides theoretical background but also offers practical tips and techniques for implementing compound words effectively. These invaluable insights enable readers to apply their newfound knowledge to real-world design projects, making the book an indispensable tool for both amateurs and professionals.

Another commendable aspect of Compound Words Typographic Technical Series for Apprentices #36 is the attention to detail given to typographic conventions and best practices. Hamilton emphasizes the importance of maintaining consistency and adhering to industry standards, further equipping readers with the skills necessary to produce aesthetically pleasing and effective typography.

While the book is primarily geared towards apprentices and beginners, even experienced typographers can benefit from the detailed explanations and insightful perspectives found within its pages. It serves both as a solid foundation for those at the early stages of their typography journey and as a handy reference guide for those wishing to refresh their understanding.

If there is one critique to make, it is the brevity of the book. At a mere 36 pages, one may yearn for more in-depth exploration of compound words in typography. Nonetheless, the concise nature of the book also allows for quick and convenient reference, making it a valuable addition to any typographer's library.

In conclusion, Compound Words Typographic Technical Series for Apprentices #36 by Frederick W. Hamilton is a must-read for anyone interested in typography. With its comprehensive coverage, clear explanations, and practical applications, this book serves as an essential guide to mastering compound words in typography. Whether you are a novice or an expert, this book will undoubtedly enhance your typographic skills and deepen your understanding of this crucial aspect of design.

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TYPOGRAPHIC TECHNICAL SERIES FOR APPRENTICES PART VI, NO. 36

COMPOUND WORDS

A STUDY OF THE PRINCIPLES OF COMPOUNDING, THE COMPONENTS OF COMPOUNDS, AND THE USE OF THE HYPHEN

BY FREDERICK W. HAMILTON, LL. D.

EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR UNITED TYPOTHET├ć OF AMERICA.

PUBLISHED BY THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION UNITED TYPOTHETAE OF AMERICA 1918

COPYRIGHT, 1918 UNITED TYPOTHETAE OF AMERICA CHICAGO, ILL.

PREFACE

The subject of compounds is one of the most difficult of the matters relating to correct literary composition. The difficulty arises from the fact that usage, especially in the matter of the presence or absence of the hyphen, is not clearly settled. Progressive tendencies are at work and there is great difference of usage, even among authorities of the first rank, with regard to many compounds in common use.

An attempt is made to show first the general character of the problems involved. Then follows a discussion of the general principles of compounding. The general rules for the formation of compounds are stated and briefly discussed. The various components of compounds are fully analyzed and tabulated. The best modern usage in the matter of the employment of the hyphen is set forth in a series of rules. The whole is concluded by practical advice to the compositor as to the use of the rules in the actual work of the office... Continue reading book >>




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