Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
The Visible Word. Herbert Spencer.
The Visible Word
The Visible Word
The Visible Word
The Visible Word

The Visible Word

New York: Hastings House, 1969. Second revised. Hardcover. Large Quarto. 107pp. original black cloth-covered boards with white lettering on cover and spine, in original green dustjacket with black lettering on spine. "Gutenberg's paper snowball has become an avalanche which now threatens to overwhelm us. The 'information explosion' and new multimedia systems of communication are drastically changing all forms of visual language. It becomes imperative for us to reconsider our present alphabet in the light of its legibility – especially when words must be freely and effectively converted from one medium to another by new electronic methods." (Publisher). Report describing significant proposals for making printed letters communicate more efficiently, e.g. Laurent Anisson, Thomas Hansard, Charles Babbage, Emile Javal, and others. Offering results on prevalent research and proposes steps towards a new alphabet. Illustrated with numerous font types and b/w photographic reproductions. Contains extensive bibliography at rear. DJ with light wear along edges and price clipped. Binding with very light wear. DJ, binding and interior in very good condition. vg. Item #45808

Price: $200.00

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