The Surface of Meaning: Books and Book Design in Canada

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CCSP Press, 2008 - Design - 239 pages
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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 Canada’s long history of aboriginal storytelling into a context of “book” — a context that goes far beyond the printed page.

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
THE ECHO OF TANGIBILITY
47
STILLS FROM THE TYPOGRAPHIC MOVIE
93
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Robert Bringhurst (Vancouver) is a poet, typographer and author. His many diverse publications include Everywhere Being is Dancing, Ursa Major and The Elements of Typographic Style.

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