Roland Barthes
Editions du Seuil, Paris, 1977, French; 2010, 1978 in English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9782020046053

Barthes’s “fragments”—or what the author calls “figures”— deriving from literature and his own philosophical musings, from a lover's point of view.

On 2 book lists
Pierre Bernard

About love of the written word. Barthes celebrates the fact that the 26 letters of the alphabet are not images, and as such they can be reinvented to mean whatever needs to be said. Giving meaning to the written word—using an alphabet that's not loaded in advance with stereotypes—is indeed one of the greatest challenges for the graphic designer.

Christian Lacroix

See my comment on Système de la Mode.


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