The Stroke. Theory of Writing. Gerrit Noordzij With The Stroke, Noordzij can be seen as a prophet of digital typography committed to freeing. The Stroke by Gerrit Noordzij: Gerrit Noordzij’s powerful and analytical text, illustrated with his own diagrams and examples, presents a genuine theory of writing. “The stroke is the most concise and powerful statement of Gerrit Noordzij’s theory of writing. First published in Dutch in , it appears here for the first time in.

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The book puts forward a genuine theory of all writing, done with any kind of generating tool.

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Noordzij starts with fundamentals – the space within and between letters – and proceeds in stages towards a full account of how the strokes of writing can be formed, and an analysis of the qualities of letters. Along the way, there are reflections on history and culture, and remarks on method. Noordzij’s theory serves to repair the split that grew up, with the invention of printing, between written and typographic letters.

He shows us the underlying ‘written’ quality of all letters, with whatever technology they have been formed. Just by virtue of its strong theory, The stroke has practical consequences that transcend any simple ‘how to do it’ approach. The white of the word 2.

The stroke: theory of writing

The orientation of the front 4. The invention of the word 6.

The consolidation of the word 7. The great break 8. Changes in contrast 9. Notes Translated from the Dutch. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”?


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