The Surface of Meaning: Books and Book Design in Canada

The Surface of Meaning: Books and Book Design in Canada

by Robert Bringhurst
     
 

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

Overview

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 Canada’s long history of aboriginal storytelling into a context of “book” — a context that goes far beyond the printed page.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780973872729
Publisher:
Hartley and Marks Publishers
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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