Writing : Story of Alphabets and Scripts Paperback
Part of the New Horizons S. series
The history of the written word, from the cuneiform characters invented in 4000 BC, through the evolution of the alphabet around 2000 BC, to modern typographical techniques.
A title from the NEW HORIZONS series of pocket-sized information books, with foldouts and double-page spreads.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, 230 illustrations, 120 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/05/1992
- Category: Palaeography (history of writing)
- ISBN: 9780500300169
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Review by annbury
A small book that explores the evolution of writing systems in many different cultures. The book's strongest point is its illustrations -- lots and lots. Nothing revolutionary here, but those who like this sort of thing will like it. I certainly did