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What Is Reading For?

What Is Reading For?( )
Author: Bringhurst, Robert
ISBN:978-1-933360-53-9
Publication Date:Dec 2011
Publisher:Rochester Institute of Technology, RIT Press
Imprint:RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $34.95
Book Description:

This succinct and thoughtful essay is the text of a talk commissioned for a symposium entitled The Future of Reading which was held at RIT in June 2010.

Book Details
Pages:40
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Reading Skills
Performing Arts / Storytelling
Language Arts & Disciplines / Literacy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.24 x 8.541 x 0.237 Inches
Book Weight:0.264 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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