The Golden Thread

    The Golden Thread

    The Story of Writing

    Ewan Clayton

    Atlantic 2013

    Hardback 415pp

    9781848873629   Product Code: 10687

    Ewan Clayton, a Professor of Design and award-winning calligrapher, traces the development of writing in the Roman alphabet, from the simple shapes used to record transactions in ancient Egypt to the impact of artistic Modernism and the revolutionary effect of today's digital age. In an accessible survey of this cultural miracle he explores both the written word's power to share ideas in every field of human endeavour and the impact of changes in writing technology and our understanding of literacy.

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