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Hardback:Writing; Photographed by Laurence Pordes:1993 Writing; Photographed by Laurence Pordes
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Author: Brookfield, Karen
Publication year: 1993
Language: English
Media Hardback
Classification: J411
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley, 1993
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0751360201 9780751360202
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For thousands of years people all over the world have been writing things down. Writing allowed them to keep accounts of their belongings to record their laws their stories and history. To begin with simple pictures were used to stand for objects or convey ideas. Gradually these pictures evolved leading to a variety of scripts and alphabets all over the world. With a series of specially commissioned photographs many of the objects selected from the unrivalled collections of the British Library Writing tells the story of these scripts and the different ways in which they are written. See the delicate brush strokes needed to build up a single Chinese character and the quill pens and inks used by medieval monks as they laboriously hand-copied page after page of manuscript. Discover how book-making has changed since the invention of printing and see
Series title: DK eyewitness guides, 48
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