Winter 1998

Visual prose

A Wealth Of caRefully flaggeD pages, the books collected by Peter Mayer contain a panoply of visual and verbal tricks, conjured by the authors themselves, playing eccentric games with space, structure and meaning, then painstakingly typeset to exPress fLux, sound, extrAvagant imagerY and the passage of time.

Normal prose typesetting – the ordinary arrangement of text – is in itself without meaning, ordering the words in an easily perceptible fashion on the average printed page. …