Ludmilla Jordanova is Professor of Visual Culture in the Department of History at Durham University in England. I found this wonderful observation of her’s in Helen Sword’s great book, Air & Light & Time & Space.
“I see writing as an artisanal activity, like being a potter or a woodworker. The craft of putting words together—you do a whole range of things simultaneously—just strikes me as so interesting.”
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