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[BKARTS] White Space



Dear Alex,

It might also be interesting to look into Mallarmé's "Un Coup de Des" and the significance of his configuration of white space as a organizing principle for structuring his poetics, and re-imagining of "emptiness" as a viable material.  

Best Wishes,

Kyle   
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Betty Storz 
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Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: White Space


Alex,

Try to find a copy of  THE ELEMENTS OF TYPOGRAPHIC STYLE by Robert
Bringhurst. Chapter 8, Shaping the Page, gives good information on
proportions of text to page.

The white space between the lines depends on line spacing and the leading
you set when you format the type.

This is all too complicated to explain in a simple paragraph, at least by a
novice such as myself. Perhaps one of the typographers on the list can do
better.

Good luck,

Betty

 ----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex Cummins" <ace@CODON.NIH.GOV>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 5:26 AM
Subject: [BKARTS] White Space


> I am try to find research about text to white space ratios( in text areas)
> and text areas to margin ratios. There are some book that are just
beautiful
> for reading while others seem crowded or too much space. Any Help?
> Alex
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