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The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting

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Informationen zum AutorAnne Trubek is the editor in chief of Belt magazine and publisher of Belt Publishing. She has published art... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor
Anne Trubek is the editor in chief of Belt magazine and publisher of Belt Publishing. She has published articles in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, and many other publications. She is the author of A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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The future of handwriting is anything but certain. Its history, however, shows how much it has affected culture and civilization for millennia.



Zusammenfassung
The future of handwriting is anything but certain. Its history, however, shows how much it has affected culture and civilization for millennia.



A blazingly intelligent romp, full of humor and hard-won wisdom...[Trubek] crisscrosses the country in search of epiphanies on the doorsteps of some of our more important writers.

Préface
The future of handwriting is anything but certain. Its history, however, shows how much it has affected culture and civilization for millennia.

Auteur
Anne Trubek is the editor in chief of Belt magazine and publisher of Belt Publishing. She has published articles in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, and many other publications. She is the author of A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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The future of handwriting is anything but certain, however, the history shows how much it has affected culture and civilization for millennia.



Résumé
"Persuasively argues that our fixation with writing by hand is driven more by emotion than evidence, as it is perceived to be inextricably linked to our history, core values and individual identities."--Los Angeles Times The future of handwriting is anything but certain. Its history, however, shows how much it has affected culture and civilization for millennia. In the digital age of instant communication, handwriting is less necessary than ever before, and indeed fewer and fewer schoolchildren are being taught how to write in cursive. Signatures--far from John Hancock's elegant model--have become scrawls. In her recent and widely discussed and debated essays, Anne Trubek argues that the decline and even elimination of handwriting from daily life does not signal a decline in civilization, but rather the next stage in the evolution of communication. Now, in The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting, Trubek uncovers the long and significant impact handwriting has had on culture and humanity--from the first recorded handwriting on the clay tablets of the Sumerians some four thousand years ago and the invention of the alphabet as we know it, to the rising value of handwritten manuscripts today. Each innovation over the millennia has threatened existing standards and entrenched interests: Indeed, in ancient Athens, Socrates and his followers decried the very use of handwriting, claiming memory would be destroyed; while Gutenberg's printing press ultimately overturned the livelihood of the monks who created books in the pre-printing era. And yet new methods of writing and communication have always appeared. Establishing a novel link between our deep past and emerging future, Anne Trubek offers a colorful lens through which to view our shared social experience.

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Titre: The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting
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Code EAN: 9781620402153
ISBN: 978-1-62040-215-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Bloomsbury
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 192
Poids: g
Taille: H210mm x B140mm
Année: 2016

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