The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing

The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing

by Ewan Clayton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619024724
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 666,435
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ewan Clayton is a distinguished calligrapher and professor in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media at the University of Sunderland. For a number of years he worked as a consultant to Xerox PARC with an interest in digital communications technology. He has exhibited and taught calligraphy in many parts of the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Roman Foundations 7

2 The Convenience of the Codex 39

3 Speaking through the Senses 65

4 The New World: Script and Print 93

5 Turning the Page: Reformation and Renewal 125

6 Handwriting Returns 153

7 Putting the World of the Written Word in Order 185

8 The Coming of Industry 203

9 The Industrial Age 235

10 Revolutions - in Art and Print 265

11 Alternative Dreams 299

12 The Material Artefact 335

Notes 359

Bibliography 374

Acknowledgments 392

List of Illustrations 394

Index 397

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