Shapes for Sounds

Shapes for Sounds

by Timothy Donaldson

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Overview

This book examines a fundamental discovery of humankind, the idea of shapes for sounds—of alphabets. Without them, newspapers would be just folded paper*, mystery envelopes would drop through your letterbox, you might brush your teeth with hair gel and you wouldn't be reading this. The development of this idea is considered on a sequential and individuals basis, from its sonic beginnings, with the Latin alphabet placed into a broader context of other alphabets. Topics examined are the growth of the second Latin alphabet from the first one (and three optional routes), a view of alphabetic application since the invention of printing, and how to make your own tools and lettershapes.

*And 95% of the Internet wouldn't exist. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979966620
Publisher: Batty, Mark Publisher
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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