“Carving in Possibilities” uses layers of text to convey the core meaning of the piece of work, the sculpture of David by Michelangelo. The process of building a skyscraper is very similar and can serve as an analogy. First off, as Larsen does with her E-Lit, the process of building a skyscraper must begin with a well thought-out plan. Calvino mentions this as one of the three core values of exactitude. Once the plan is laid out, all the areas of specialty must combine to build the towering building. Like the text does for Larsen, engineers, architects, etc. must combine to complete the project. The real representation of exactitude comes in the actually building of the skyscraper. The workers must use the least amount of resources and time to build the building but must keep up with the codes implied. Literature is held to this same standard. The author must use the least amount of words to describe the overall meaning of the piece of work.
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While looking at “Carving in Possibilities” by Deena Larsen, I immediately notice the layers when discussing graphic design. The E-Lit uses layers of text to carve out the final image, the sculpture of David by Michelangelo. The layers are the core graphic element that best displays the quality of exactitude. Each layer of text represents the simple form of communication, a phrase, that combine to express the core of the work. The layers build together to show the sculpture, like Calvino mentions, you want to use the most exact words to describe your thoughts, like Larsen does with the phrases.