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Friday, March 20, 2015

Style

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:48 PM

Compare and contrast yesterday's quotation from Jeffrey Kipnis
with the following quotation from Robert Bringhurst —

Related material — Jews on Style.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Simplicity

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:00 AM

(Continued from July 16)

From the schedule of an April 2013 philosophical conference:

Why should anyone care what Zwicky thinks?

1.  Her writings. In particular, Plato as Artist .

2.  Her husband. See Robert Bringhurst in this journal.

3.  A reading by Zwicky and Bringhurst on March 20, 2013.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday June 28, 2009

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 AM

Raven Steals the Light

Raven from the home page of 'Dark Materials' author Philip Pullman

Home page of 'Dark Materials' author Philip Pullman

Thanks for a reference
to this story go to
Robert Bringhurst,
in his own way a
Cleric of the Grammaton.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday June 22, 2009

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 4:00 AM

Text

Today’s birthday:
Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson in 'Heaven's Gate'

Heaven’s Gate

One year ago today
George Carlin died.

Online Etymology Dictionary

1369, “wording of anything written,” from O.Fr. texte, O.N.Fr. tixte (12c.), from M.L. textus “the Scriptures, text, treatise,” in L.L. “written account, content, characters used in a document,” from L. textus “style or texture of a work,” lit. “thing woven,” from pp. stem of texere “to weave,” from PIE base *tek- “make” (see texture).

“An ancient metaphor: thought is a thread, and the raconteur is a spinner of yarns– but the true storyteller, the poet, is a weaver. The scribes made this old and audible abstraction into a new and visible fact. After long practice, their work took on such an even, flexible texture that they called the written page a textus, which means cloth.” [Robert Bringhurst, “The Elements of Typographic Style”]

Text-book is from 1779.

The 4x4 square grid

“Discuss the geometry
underlying the above picture.”
Log24, June 11, 2009

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