The Pencil

The Pencil

A History of Design and Circumstance

Faber1989

Paperback446pp Illustrated230x140mm

9780571217632     Product Code: 508232

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Where did the pencil come from? How is it made? Are pencils as good as we can make them? From its antecedents to ‘the quest for perfection’, Henry Petroski, a professor of civil engineering, reflects on the ‘history and symbolism of the common pencil’. Slightly off-mint.

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