The Solid Form Of Language: An Essay On Writing And Meaning

2 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1894031882
ISBN-10: 1894031881
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $1.95
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$12.12
Buy new
$16.00
More Buying Choices
11 New from $12.15 8 Used from $12.12
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Rent Textbooks
$16.00 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Solid Form Of Language: An Essay On Writing And Meaning + What Is Reading For? + Selected Poems
Price for all three: $54.32

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Robert Bringhurst’s seminal essay about the nature and classification of written language is now available, revised and updated, in the form of a small, well-made book … Get a copy, stick it in your pocket, and go off and contemplate all the forms the written language can take.” John D. Berry for creativepro.com

“It takes a special kind of mind to worry over such issues; it also takes a special kind of writer to so clearly lay them out.” Carmine Starnino, Globe and Mail

“After reading ths impossibly exquisitely designed little treatise, one can never see or hear language again as a simple necessity, but as an element of life itself – like water.” George Elliott Clarke, Halifax Chronicle Herald

About the Author

Robert Bringhurst is a poet, typographer and linguist, well known for his award-winning translations of the Haida storytellers Skaay and Ghandl, and for his translations of the early Greek philosopher-poet Parmenides. His manual The Elements of Typographic Style has itself been translated into ten languages and is now one of the world’s most influential texts on typographic design. Among his most recent publications is a pair of essay collections, The Tree of Meaning (GP, 2006) and Everywhere Being is Dancing (GP, 2007). Bringhurst lives on Quadra Island, off the British Columbia coast.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Shop the New Digital Design Bookstore
Check out the Digital Design Bookstore, a new hub for photographers, art directors, illustrators, web developers, and other creative individuals to find highly rated and highly relevant career resources. Shop books on web development and graphic design, or check out blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the design industry. Shop now

Product Details

  • Paperback: 75 pages
  • Publisher: Gaspereau Pr (August 4, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894031881
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894031882
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.8 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,102,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
50%
4 star
50%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Maria Laura Garrido on November 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
The Solid Form of Language, helps me to know about how connected is the way we write with the way we think. How connected are the social, religious and political issues with the graphic way of our language. Typography is not only the visible form of our words, but the way "someone" decided how we have to articulate the sound of our thoughts and desires.

It is an excellent research of the history of the graphic form of language of almost the entire world.

I think every type-educator, type researcher or type fan has to read it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Type Girl on September 2, 2005
Format: Paperback
Typographically beautiful, lovely letterpress wrapper, Robert Bringhurst fans will definitely want to acquire this underpriced gem. Also highly recommended for fans of poetry, language and languages/linguistics.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Solid Form Of Language: An Essay On Writing And Meaning
This item: The Solid Form Of Language: An Essay On Writing And Meaning
Price: $16.00
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?