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Bringhurst, Robert

Works: 157 works in 505 publications in 6 languages and 11,363 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Musical settings  Poetry  Bibliography  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autographs  Legends  Artists' books 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Book designer, Contributor, Illustrator, Other, Speaker, Author of introduction
Classifications: E99.H2, 686.224
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Most widely held works by Robert Bringhurst
The elements of typographic style by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

99 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long the preserve of trained specialists alone, typography is now a territory open to everyone equipped with a computer. For millions, the ability to produce effective printed documents has lately become, like effective speaking and writing, an essential professional skill and an important source of personal satisfaction. Far more than a style guide, this book is a brief history of typographic art; a compact encyclopedia of typographic symbols, concepts and traditions; and a tour of the technologies employed, old and new. In all, it is a thoughtful and insightful desktop reference for everyone who works with written words. To writers, this book offers a whole new set of skills and tools for effective expression and communication. To readers, it offers a new dimension of reading: a deeper appreciation of letters and a deeper understanding of what they mean.--From publisher description
The raven steals the light by Bill Reid( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and French and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 10 espiodes from Haida mythology, each of which is illustrated by a drawing
A story as sharp as a knife : the classical Haida mythtellers and their world by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 671 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
Visions : contemporary art in Canada( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black canoe : Bill Reid and the spirit of Haida Gwaii by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 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
A short history of the printed word by Warren Chappell( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 326 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
Nine visits to the mythworld by Ghandl( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 309 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
The beauty of the weapons : selected poems, 1972-82 by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 281 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 277 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 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language culture type : international type design in the age of Unicode( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 199 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 )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bergschrund by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

6 editions published between 1075 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The solid form of language : an essay on writing and meaning by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Bringhurst may well be the poet we have all been waiting for, one who can reclaim for poetry the dignity, wit, brilliance, and wisdom it has recently appeared to have mislaid. He is without doubt a major poet, not only in the context of Canadian letters, but in that of all writing of our time."-Poetry Inspired by Eastern, pre-Socratic, and Native American art and ideas, Robert Bringhurst's Selected Poems gathers work from fifteen volumes and embodies music, ecology, mythology, and philosophy. As he writes, "When you think intensely and beautifully, something happens." Bringhurst's passion for books and words extends to the design and typography of this gorgeous volume. "Essay on Adam" There are five possibilities. One: Adam fell. Two: he was pushed. Three: he jumped. Four: he only looked over the edge, and one look silenced him. Five: nothing worth mentioning happened to Adam. The first, that he fell, is too simple. The fourth, fear, we have tried. It is useless. The fifth, nothing happened, is dull. The choices are these: he jumped or was pushed. And the difference between them is only an issue of whether the demons work from the inside out or from the outside in: the one theological question. Robert Bringhurst is a poet, typographer, and linguist, well known for his award-winning translations of Haida storytellers. His manual The Elements of Typographic Style is one of the world's most influential texts on typographic design. He lives on Quadra Island, British Columbia
The surface of meaning : books and book design in Canada by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solitary raven : the selected writings of Bill Reid by Bill Reid( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tending the fire : an unparable of the relations of rabbits & dogs & old women, &c. by Robert Bringhurst( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The elements of typographic style
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Bringhurst, R.

Bringhurst, R. (Robert)

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Robert Bringhurst Canadees taalkundige

Robert Bringhurst Canadian writer and typographer

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The raven steals the lightA story as sharp as a knife : the classical Haida mythtellers and their worldA short history of the printed wordNine visits to the mythworldBeing 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 musicThe solid form of language : an essay on writing and meaning