By Alexander S. Lawson
To the layman, all printing varieties glance a similar. yet for typographers, picture artists and others of that lunatic fringe who think that the letters we glance at day-by-day (and take totally without any consideration) are of profound significance, the query of the way letters are shaped, what form they think, and the way they've got advanced continues to be one among passionate and carrying on with concern.
Lawson explores the substantial territory of sorts, their improvement and makes use of, their antecedents and offspring, with precision, perception, and readability. Written for the layman yet containing exhaustive study, drawings and synopses of typefaces, this ebook is a necessary addition to the library of somebody s typographic library. it's, as Lawson states, now not written for the printer confident that there are already too many typefaces, yet particularly for that curious a part of the inhabitants that believes the other; that the subtleties of refinement as applies to roman and cursive letters have not begun to be absolutely investigated and that the construction of the fitting typeface continues to be a aim to be as a lot wanted via current as through destiny sort designers. someone meaning to typographic knowledge should still personal and treasure this vintage.
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3). 3 Parietal lobe. the caudal end of the superior temporal sulcus. In the left dominant hemisphere, these two gyri make up part of Wernicke’s area, a cortical area concerned with language comprehension. INSULAR LOBE AND TEMPORAL LOBE The insular lobe is hidden in the depths of the lateral sulcus (Fig. 4). The superior transverse temporal gyri, the primary auditory cortex, are two gyri that run obliquely across the superior aspect of the temporal lobe. 4 Insular lobe, deep within lateral sulcus.
2a,b). Its inner layer, the meningeal layer, gives rise to dural reﬂections (shelﬂike membranous partitions of dura) that extend into the brain. The falx cerebri extends into the longitudinal ﬁssure, separating the two cerebral hemispheres (Fig. 3). The tentorium cerebelli extends forward from the occiput to attach rostrally to the two petrous ridges and the clinoid processes of the sphenoid forming a roof over the posterior cranial fossa, and separating its contents (cerebellum and brainstem) from the inferior aspect of the occipital lobes (Fig.
6a). Occasionally an EM section fortuitously shows an interfasicular oligodendrocyte, the neuroglial cell that produces the myelin sheath. Perineuronal oligodendrocytes are close to the cell body where they myelinate the ﬁrst segment of the axon (Fig. 6b). SCHWANN-CELLS AND MYELINATED AND UNMYELINATED AXONS In the PNS the peripheral nerves contain Schwann cells (neurilemmal cells) whose membranous extensions wrap the axon in concentric lamellae of myelin (Fig. 7a,b). 5a EM protoplasmic astrocyte with glycogen granules.