The rise and fall of writing by hand.
An enlightening book that will "awaken a sense of wonder about the feat of human ingenuity that is writing."
A fascinating historical and sociological analysis of writing in the many alphabetic systems which evolved from Latin. Spanning a variety of academic disciplines, this rigorous piece of research takes the reader through the history of writing, with a special focus on its effects in Spain. Discover everything including the arrival of the printing press, the uniqueness of letters and signatures, and modern writing instruments – from the first steel pen to the typewriter and computer. To conclude, the author reflects on the way that writing is taught today and how this could impact the future as well as looking at some of the last refuges of writing by hand.