Illuminating Letters: Typography and Literary Interpretation
Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 198 pages
What do we read when we read a text? The author's words, of course, but is that all? The prevailing publishing ethic has insisted that typography - the selection and arrangement of type and other visual elements on a page - should be an invisible, silent and deferential servant to the text it conveys.
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