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Bringhurst, Robert

Works: 208 works in 675 publications in 10 languages and 13,494 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Poetry  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Biography  Folk tales  Myths  Autographs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Book designer, Contributor, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Creator, Speaker, Composer, wat, Other
Classifications: E99.H2, 686.224
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Bringhurst
The elements of typographic style by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

138 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide. Combining the practical, theoretical, and historical, this edition is completely updated, with a thorough revision and updating of the longest chapter, "Prowling the Specimen Books," and many other small but important updates based on things that are continually changing in the field
A story as sharp as a knife : the classical Haida mythtellers and their world by Robert Bringhurst( )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The linguist and ethnographer John Swanton took dictation from the last great Haida-speaking storytellers, poets and historians from the fall of 1900 through the summer of 1901. His Haida hosts and colleagues had been raised in a wholly oral world where the mythic and the personal interpenetrate completely. They joined forces with their visitor, consciously creating a great treasury of Haida oral literature in written form. Poet and linguist Robert Bringhurst has worked for many years with these century-old manuscripts, which have waited until now for the broad recognition they deserve."--Jacket
Solitary raven : the selected writings of Bill Reid by Bill Reid( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book are thirty pieces of Reid's writing, spanning forty years of active life. The contents include his lyrical masterpiece "Out of Silence," his early accounts of expeditions to salvage precious artworks from empty Haida villages, a lecture demonstration on the grammar of classical Haida painting and sculpture, revealing accounts of his own development, his playful "Killer Whale Poem," meditations on the masterworks of his predecessors, and passionate statements from his late years on art and social issues."--Jacket
The raven steals the light by Bill Reid( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten stories presented here are retellings of traditional Haida myths and folktales
Everywhere being is dancing : twenty pieces of thinking by Robert Bringhurst( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Bringhurst's Everywhere Being Is Dancing collects twenty essays under the subversive principle that "everything is related to everything else." His studies build upon this sense of basic connection, and involve the work of poets, painters, musicians, anthropologists, and philosophers as varied as Ezra Pound, J.S. Bach, Empedokles, Franz Boas, Joan Miro, Aristotle, Wittgenstein, Skaay of the Qquuna Qiighawaay, Josquin des Pres, Chekhov, Plato, Lao Zi, Avdo Mededovic, T.S. Eliot, Gary Snyder, and Glenn Gould."--Jacket
Visions : contemporary art in Canada( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine visits to the mythworld by Ghandl( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly all of the poems in this volume are qqaygaang, narrative poems set in Haida myth time. One story, "The Names of Their Gambling Sticks," is a qqayaagaang, a story that juxtaposes myth time and historical time and establishes a legendary basis for prerogatives of two Haida families. Each poem creatively enacts a myth in a way that illuminates and celebrates the traditional world of the Haidas and reveals Ghandl's own acute sense of the foibles and great potential of all human beings."--Jacket
A short history of the printed word by Warren Chappell( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Short History of the Printed Word Makes plain the evolution, impact and development of the printed word as we know it. Covering the earliest forms of the letters of the alphabet, to graphic technology today, this revised classic is an invaluable guide for designers, students, and typophiles." "Warren Chappell, the originating author, was expert in every printing technique and medium of illustration in his age, and was the ideal guide through the landscape of printing and letterforms. Robert Bringhurst, designer, typographer, poet, scholar, and translator, has masterfully revised the text. The past two decades have not only seen the advent of the digital revolution, but the fruits of new typographical research have further illuminated the history of the printed word." "The lucid and lively narrative is interspersed with more than 200 illustrations of calligraphy, typefaces, and pages from the greatest books ever printed, as well as presses and workshops. The authors take the reader through the evolution of the printing press. They explore the contributions of the great printers and typographers, from Gutenberg to Goudy, and investigate the complex interaction between the creation of moveable type and the societies it reflected and influenced. Robert Bringhurst guides the reader into the heart of the most turbulent and important period in the printing arts since the advent of the printing press -- the digital revolution. Book jacket."--Jacket
The black canoe : Bill Reid and the spirit of Haida Gwaii by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about Bill Reid's 'Spirit of Haida Gwaii', a sculpture commissioned for the courtyard of the new Canadian chancery in Washington, D.C., together with a brief summary of Haida history and culture and biography of Bill Reid
The beauty of the weapons : selected poems, 1972-82 by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being in being : the collected works of Skaay of the Qquuna Qiighawaay by Skaay( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Skaay of the Qquuna Qiighawaay was born in the Haida village of Qquuna about 1827 and lived most of his adult life in the village of Ttanuu. He survived the epidemics that annihilated more than nine-tenths of the Haida population, and at the dawn of the twentieth century he was living in the mission village of Skidegate, revered for his knowledge of the myths." "In September 1900 a young American linguist named John Swanton came to the Haida country, determined to learn everything he could of Haida culture. Two weeks after he arrived he and Skaay were introduced, and in October and November 1900 Skaay dictated to John Swanton, in the classical Haida language, the contents of this book." "Being in Being includes all the surviving works of this master Haida storyteller: (1) The Qquuna Cycle, which at 5,500 lines is the longest extant work of Haida poetry and one of the great monuments of Native American literature; (2) Raven Travelling, the longest and most complex trickster story ever recorded on the Northwest Coast, and (3) The Qquuna Qiighawaay, which is the brief and poignant story of Skaay's maternal lineage."--Jacket
Forging utopia by John Oliver( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language culture type : international type design in the age of Unicode by John D Berry( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language Culture Type grew out of the first international type-design competition, the 2001 bukva:raz!, whose goal was to promote global cultural pluralism, interaction, and diversity in typographic communications as part of the United Nations Year of Dialog among Civilizations. The book lavishly presents the winning entries, along with information about each typeface, its language, and its designer. A series of essays gives context for the interplay of types and languages in the world today including the attempt to mesh all existing scripts into a single digital encoding system called Unicode. It also delves into the specific issues around developing typefaces for the many linguistic cultures in the world, from the various Cyrillic letterforms to Vietnams ancient ideographic script
Pieces of map, pieces of music by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Bringhurst is one of the world's foremost mythologists and typographers, and #x93;without doubt a major poet." #x97;Poetry
Palatino : the natural history of a typeface by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides a detailed ... history of the evolution of all members of the Palatino tribe: Foundry Palatino, Linotype Palatino, Michelangelo, Sistina, Aldus, Heraklit, Phidias, American Palatino, Enge Aldus, Linofilm Palatino, Zapf Renaissance, PostScript Palatino, Palatino Nova, Aldus Nova, and Palatino Sans. It includes new specimens of the foundry and Linotype faces printed by hand directly from the metal, as well as hundreds of color illustrations documenting the artistry and care expended in creating these components of our typographic heritage."--Publisher's website
The solid form of language : an essay on writing and meaning by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surface of meaning : books and book design in Canada by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Canadas long history of aboriginal storytelling into a context of book a context that goes far beyond the printed page
The scythe and the rabbit : Simon de Colines and the culture of the book in Renaissance Paris by Kay Amert( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bergschrund by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

5 editions published between 1075 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The elements of typographic style
A story as sharp as a knife : the classical Haida mythtellers and their worldThe raven steals the lightEverywhere being is dancing : twenty pieces of thinkingNine visits to the mythworldA short history of the printed wordBeing in being : the collected works of Skaay of the Qquuna QiighawaayLanguage culture type : international type design in the age of UnicodePieces of map, pieces of music
Alternative Names
Bringhurst, R.

Bringhurst, R. (Robert)

Bringhurst Robert

Bringhurst, Robert, 1946-

Bringhurstas R.

Bringhurstas Robertas

Classificació Bringhurst

Robert Bringhurst Canadees taalkundige

Robert Bringhurst poeta, scrittore e tipografo canadese

Robert Bringurst

Роберт Брингурст

Роберт Брингхёрст

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