Most of Type are junk!
Its probably a good book on typography, but I noted that as usual, most of typefaces to which Ellen Lupton refer are mostly, specially when she refer to “not post Swiss admited list of classics type:”
- US origin
- Netherland origin or lookalike
There is also good text faces in many other countries, including Switzerland!
Seriously, I really prefer pragmatic approch, more open to the real need of the users rather than elistist (understand like that for now) approch who seems, by advance, to put a definitive list of typefaces: The only ones to use in any kind of job you have to do. There is no bad type, only bad typography.