The Elements of Typographic Style

Robert Bringhurst

Parts of this book are so poetic and idealistic about typography and other parts are technical to intense mathematical degrees that it’s sure to be a good reference for both inspiration and precise guidance. If you have a nerd-level interest in typography, that is. There’s a whole section about page proportions derived from the chromatic scale, and half the book is devoted to detailed appendices concerning typefaces, designers, foundries, etc. Of course, the design of the book itself is beautiful that it’s enjoyable just to flip through the pages.