The Scholar in His Study: Ownership and Experience in Renaissance Italy

The Scholar in His Study: Ownership and Experience in Renaissance Italy

by Dora Thornton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300073895

ISBN-13: 9780300073898

Pub. Date: 01/21/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this engaging history, Tamara Plakins Thornton traces handwriting in America from colonial times to the present. Exploring such subjects as penmanship pedagogy, handwriting analysis, autograph collecting, handwriting experts, and calligraphy revivals, Thornton investigates the shifting functions and meanings of handwriting, showing, for example, how it came to be…  See more details below

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In this engaging history, Tamara Plakins Thornton traces handwriting in America from colonial times to the present. Exploring such subjects as penmanship pedagogy, handwriting analysis, autograph collecting, handwriting experts, and calligraphy revivals, Thornton investigates the shifting functions and meanings of handwriting, showing, for example, how it came to be linked with individual identity and how in our times handwriting reflects a nostalgia for the past and a rejection of modernity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300073898
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/21/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
8.91(w) x 11.27(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Author's Note
Introduction1
1Sources and Interpretation: The Urban Context15
2Creating a Study27
3Constructing the Study: Owners and Craftsmen53
4Offices and Studies: The Urban Elites77
5The Collector's Study99
6Instruments and Ornaments for the Study127
Conclusion175
Notes180
Concordance of Inventories and Memoranda201
Index211

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