Digital Typography (Lecture Notes #78) (Paperback)

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In this collection, the second in the series, Knuth explores the relationship between computers and typography. The present volume, in the words of the author, is a legacy to all the work he has done on typography. When he thought he would take a few years' leave from his main work on the art of computer programming, as is well known, the short typographic detour lasted more than a decade. When type designers, punch cutters, typographers, book historians, and scholars visited the University during this period, it gave to Stanford what some consider to be its golden age of digital typography. By the author's own admission, the present work is one of the most difficult books that he has prepared. This is truly a work that only Knuth himself could have produced.

About the Author


Donald E. Knuth is one of the world's pre-eminent computer scientists, whose works have had a profound influence on the subject since the publication in 1968 of the first volume of The Art of Computer Programming. Knuth created TeX, a language for typesetting mathematical and scientific texts, and METAFONT, a computer software system for alphabet design. He is professor emeritus at Stanford University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781575860107
ISBN-10: 1575860104
Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Publication Date: June 1st, 1998
Pages: 685
Language: English
Series: Lecture Notes