Golden Thread, The (PAPER) / Clayton

Item Code: B3930-P
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B3930-P. The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing by Ewan Clayton. 2014. 407pp. 6.2"x9". Paper

Marks each step in the historical development of writing, and explores the social and cultural impact of every stage: the invention of the alphabet; the replacement of the papyrus scroll with the codex in the late Roman period; the perfecting of printing using moveable type in the fifteenth century and the ensuing spread of literacy; the industrialization of printing during the Industrial Revolution; the impact of artistic Modernism on the written word in the early twentieth century - and of the digital switchover at the century's close.

Please note: This is the paperback edition of The Golden Thread. The hardcover edition of this title, featured in our full print catalog, is no longer available.

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