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Golden Thread, The: The Story of Writing

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  • Golden Thread, The: The Story of Writing 
    Title: Golden Thread, The: The Story of Writing
    Author: CLAYTON EWAN
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 01/10/2013
    Imprint: ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Price: $18.95
    Publishing status: Active

    From the simple representative shapes used to record transactions of goods and animals in ancient Egypt, to the sophisticated typographical resources available to the 21st century computer user, the story of writing is the story of human civilisation itself. Ewan Clayton marks each step in the historical development of writing, and explores the social & cultural impact of every stage: the invention of the alphabet; the replacement of the papyrus scroll with the codex in the late Roman period; the perfecting of printing using moveable type in the 15th century and the ensuing spread of literacy; the industrialisation of printing during the Industrial Revolution; the impact of artistic Modernism on the written word in the early 20th century—and of the digital switch-over at the century's close.

    ISBN: 9781848873629
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