Janet Miles, CAP-OM (janetmiles) wrote,
Janet Miles, CAP-OM
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Essay: The Crystal Goblet, or Printing Should Be Invisible

http://gmunch.home.pipeline.com/typo-L/misc/ward.htm

My favorite quotes:

"It is sheer magic that I should be able to hold a one-sided conversation by means of black marks on paper with an unknown person half-way across the world. Talking, broadcasting, writing, and printing are all quite literally forms of thought transference, and it is the ability and eagerness to transfer and receive the contents of the mind that is almost alone responsible for human civilization."

"The book typographer has the job of erecting a window between the reader inside the room and that landscape which is the author's words."

(Posted to both my Facebook page and my LJ.)
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