The golden thread : the story of writing
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Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2014].
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Book
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407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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English
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9781619022423 , 1619022427

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"First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Atlantic Books"--Title-page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-391) and index.
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From the simple representative shapes used to record transactions of goods and animals in ancient Egypt, to the sophisticated typographical resources available to the twenty-first-century computer user, the story of writing is the story of human civilization itself. Ewan Clayton marks each step in the historical development of writing, and explores the social and 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 movable type in the fifteenth century and the ensuing spread of literacy; the industrialization of printing during the Industrial Revolution; the impact of artistic Modernism on the written word in the early twentieth century, and of the digital switchover at the century's close.

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Clayton, E. (2014). The golden thread: the story of writing . Counterpoint.

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Clayton, Ewan. 2014. The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint.

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Clayton, Ewan. The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2014.

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Clayton, Ewan. The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing Counterpoint, 2014.

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