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The surface of meaning : books and book design in Canada

Author: Robert Bringhurst
Publisher: Vancouver : CCSP Press, ©2008.
Series: Atkins library, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this fascinating study, Robert Bringhurst takes readers on a walking tour through the bramble of book design, from the mid-18th century to the present day. Along the way, he discovers a true image trove of identity, culture, and history. Transcending other works on the subject, Bringhurst here creates a truly national survey by bringing Canadas long history of aboriginal storytelling into a context of book a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bringhurst, Robert, 1946-
Surface of meaning.
Vancouver : CCSP Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)607826316
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bringhurst
ISBN: 9780973872729 0973872721
OCLC Number: 213103354
Notes: Series number from jacket.
Description: 239 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Prologue: What's a Book --
And Why? --
Transparency, tangibility, complexity, and culture --
The Invisible Book --
Literary structures before, beneath, and beside the European colonization --
The Echo of Tangibility --
Constructing culture from the Second World War to the Digital Divide --
Stills from the Typographic Movie --
Canadian books from 1980 to the present day --
App.1. Winners of the Aleuin Design Awards 1981-2006 --
App.2. Winners of the Malahat Awards 1981-1984 --
App.3. Frequency of Mention in Appendices 1 & 2.
Series Title: Atkins library, no. 1.
Responsibility: Robert Bringhurst.
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In this fascinating study, Robert Bringhurst takes readers on a walking tour through the bramble of book design, from the mid-18th century to the present day. Along the way, he discovers a true image trove of identity, culture, and history. Transcending other works on the subject, Bringhurst here creates a truly national survey by bringing Canadas long history of aboriginal storytelling into a context of book a context that goes far beyond the printed page.

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