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The Elements of Style Illustrated - William Strunk Jr., E.B. White, Maira Kalman
The Elements of Style Illustrated
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Every English-language writer knows Strunk and White's famous little writing manual, The Elements of Style. Many people between the ages of seventeen and seventy can recite the book's mantra—make every word tell—and still refer to their tattered grade school copy when in need of a hint on how to... show more
Every English-language writer knows Strunk and White's famous little writing manual, The Elements of Style. Many people between the ages of seventeen and seventy can recite the book's mantra—make every word tell—and still refer to their tattered grade school copy when in need of a hint on how to make a turn of phrase clearer, or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. Considering that millions of copies have been sold to millions of devotees, you might not think to ask what could enhance this (almost) perfect classic. In fact, the addition of illustrations allows readers to experience the book's contents in a completely new way, making the whole learning experience more colorful and clear, as well as adding a whimsical element that compliments the subtly humorous tone of the prose. The Elements of Style Illustrated will come to be known as the definitive, must-have edition. Maira Kalman is the offbeat and wildly talented illustrator of twelve children's books, numerous covers for The New Yorker magazine, fabrics for the fashion designers Isaac Mizrahi and Kate Spade, watches and accessories for the Museum of Modern Art, and a mural at the elegant Wavehill estate in Riverdale, among other projects. Her sophisticated and witty images that are yet bright and fanciful have won her a devoted following, especially among young urbanites. Maira Kalman is acknowledged by the E. B. White estate as the single artist trusted to illustrate the revered The Elements of Style. The Elements of Style Illustrated brings a fresh immediacy to the well-loved, much-valued, and still on-point work that has become an institution. While giving the classic work a jolt of new energy to appeal to contemporary readers, Kalman's illustrations are themselves timeless, designed to sit alongside the ever-enduring manual for another fifty years and more.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594200694 (1594200696)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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C. Widmann
C. Widmann rated it
5.0 The Elements of Style
This manual alone won't make you a bestselling author. In fact, certain divine writers break every rule in the book. (I'm talking about Heimito von Doderer.) But The Elements of Style can help you find your own. Highly recommendable for students and mediocre writers.
Book Blog (S. Thomas Kaza)
Book Blog (S. Thomas Kaza) rated it
5.0 The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr., E.B. White
There are many, many books out there giving advice on writing. But if I could have only one book, this would be it. The language is a little dated, but for me that is part of the charm. I constantly read and reread this book to find ways to improve my writing.
danae
danae rated it
I did not like this book. It is pretty much entirely one man's opinion on how one should write. I agreed with him here and there, but for the most part, he kind of got on my nerves. I liked the chapter by White better than those by Strunk. White doesn't sound so old and crotchety. This would be fine...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 The Elements of Style
Every writer should read this. It's short and sweet, but you'll still get something out of it in addition to the joy of checking it off of your To Read list.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 The Elements of Style
Every writer should read this. It's short and sweet, but you'll still get something out of it in addition to the joy of checking it off of your To Read list.
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