Writing: Making Your Mark (Hardcover)

Writing: Making Your Mark By Ewan Clayton (Editor) Cover Image
By Ewan Clayton (Editor)
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Writing surrounds us in the modern world—but how did it develop into the systems we use today, and given the technological developments of the 21st century, what does its future hold? This beautifully illustrated book, published to coincide with an interactive landmark British Library exhibition, celebrates the act of writing from across the globe. Exploring the history of writing and including more than 150 illustrations from carved stone inscriptions and medieval manuscripts to samples of early printing, modern handwriting, and digital inputting systems, it reflects on the use of writing over the last 5,000 years and challenges our preconceptions about writing's decline in the digital age.

About the Author

Ewan Clayton is Professor in Design at the University of Sunderland. For 12 years he worked as a consultant to Xerox PARC, the research lab in California that developed much of the digital technology underpinning the world of digital communications that we know today. He is also a calligrapher and lettering artist. He is the author of The Golden Thread.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780712352536
ISBN-10: 0712352538
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Publication Date: November 1st, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English