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The Solid Form of Language

An Essay on Writing and Meaning

The Solid Form of Language( )
Author: Bringhurst, Robert
ISBN:978-1-894031-88-2
Publication Date:Sep 2004
Publisher:Gaspereau Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

"Drop a word in the ocean of meaning and concentric ripples form. To define a single word means to try to catch those ripples. No one's hands are fast enough." With this concise and broadly informative essay, renowned poet, typographer and linguist Robert Bringhurst presents a brief history of writing and a new way of classifying and understanding the relationship between script and meaning.

Beginning with the original relationship between a language and its written script,...
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Book Details
Pages:80
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Handwriting
Language Arts & Disciplines / Communication Studies
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.5 x 7 x 0.25 Inches
Book Weight:0.26 Pounds
Author Biography
Bringhurst, Robert (Author)
Robert Bringhurst was born October 16, 1946, in the ghetto of South Central Los Angeles and raised in the mountain and desert country of Alberta, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and British Columbia. He spent ten years as an undergraduate, studying physics, architecture and linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, philosophy and oriental languages at the University of Utah, and comparative literature at Indiana University, which gave him a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. He had published two books of poems before entering the writing program at the University of British Columbia, which awarded him an MFA in 1975.

From 1977 to 1980 he taught writing and English literature at UBC, and after that, made his living as a typographer. He has also been poet-in-residence and writer-in-residence at several universities in North America and Europe. His book, The Elements of Typographic Style is considered a standard text in its field, and Black Canoe is one of the classics in the field of Native American art history. He received the Macmillan Prize for Poetry in 1975.

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