Words and Their Meanings
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40 Pages

9 x 6 cm

Imprint: RIT Press

Words and Their Meanings

by Aldous Huxley

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A private printed, limited edition facsimile of Aldous Huxley's 1940 essay on the significance and power of words.
An argument as timely as it is timeless, Aldous Huxley's Words and Their Meanings argues the significance and power of words. A less well-known work originally published by The Ward Ritchie Press in 1940, Huxley's essay arrived at the end of the Great Depression and coincided with U.S. entry into WWII, a time when global relations were heavily impacted by the craft and manipulation of language. Words and Their Meanings was selected as one ofthe Western Books of 1940, which was a celebration and recognition of fine printing.
Huxley wrote that "words are magical in the way they affect the minds of those who use them" while displaying his insight and proficiency with language. He blends accessible elements of linguistic theory, semiotics and philosophy with his erudite style.
Alvin Lustig is recognized for introducing principles of modern art to graphic design, with contributions tobook design, interior design, and typography. His abstract style and innovative approach to typeface design became a trademark of titles published by New Directions Publishing.
RIT Press presents a privately printed, limited edition facsimile of this title. This fine edition has been produced in partnership with More Vang, Alexandria, Virginia and designed byAlvin Lustig. He is recognized for introducing principles of modern art to graphic design, with contributions to book design, interior design, and typography.

ALDOUS HUXLEY was a novelist, poet, and philosopher who relocated from England to the U.S. in 1937. He lived in southern California where he initiallyworked as a Hollywood screenwriter, later achieving success with his short stories, poetry, essays, and novels, especially Brave New World (1932).

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9781939125453

August 2018

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Title Details

40 Pages

0.9 x 0.6 cm

Imprint: RIT Press