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Handwriting in America - 96 edition

Handwriting in America (ISBN10: 0300074417; ISBN13: 9780300074413)
ISBN13: 978-0300074413
ISBN10: 0300074417

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0300064773
ISBN10: 0300064772

Summary: In this engaging history, Tamara Plakins Thornton traces handwriting in America from colonial times to the present. Exploring such subjects as penmanship pedagogy, handwriting analysis, autograph collecting, handwriting experts, and calligraphy revivals, Thornton investigates the shifting functions and meanings of handwriting, showing, for example, how it came to be linked with individual identity and how in our times handwriting reflects a nostalgia for the past and
a rejection of modernity.
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Summary: In this engaging history, Tamara Plakins Thornton traces handwriting in America from colonial times to the present. Exploring such subjects as penmanship pedagogy, handwriting analysis, autograph collecting, handwriting experts, and calligraphy revivals, Thornton investigates the shifting functions and meanings of handwriting, showing, for example, how it came to be linked with individual identity and how in our times handwriting reflects a nostalgia for the past and a rejection of modernity. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 96
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 05/01/1998
International: No



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