The Solid Form of Language: An Essay on Writing and Meaning
"Drop a word in the ocean of meaning and concentric ripples form. To define a single word means to try to catch those ripples. No one’s hands are fast enough." With this concise and broadly informative essay, renowned poet, typographer and linguist Robert Bringhurst presents a brief history of writing and a new way of classifying and understanding the relationship between...more
The volume is an elegantly letterpress printed edition. The typography and design are lovely, though I think the tightness of the binding conflicts a little ...more
He lives on Quadra Island, near Campbell River, British Columbia (approximately 170 km northwest of Vancouver).