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"Art does not produce the visible but makes visible," wrote Paul Klee. This work examines and reinterprets this important principle-- writing does not reproduce speech, it makes it visible-- through an in-depth history of writing across the globe, from ancient civilization to the modern day.
"A History of Writing" analyzes the role of the image in writing from three perspe
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Hardcover, 408 pages
Published November 9th 2002 by Flammarion
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Katie
This is a beautifully illustrated, edited, multi-author work and includes some prestigious scholars of book history like Robert Chartier. Unfortunately, the translation is quite poor at times, and I was often confused as to what the author(s) were trying to say.
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