Twenty-six letters account for the approximately 43 elementary sounds in the English language, which contains close to 500,000 words. Compiled and designed by Timothy Donaldson, "Shapes for Sounds" comprises illustrated charts that track the history and development of the written alphabet and its connection to oral traditions. Donaldson's text also elucidates the connections between speech and written language through his chapters that touch on the organs of speech, the physics of articulation, the naming of letters and the shaping of letters. An established typeface designer, Donaldson taught typography at Stafford College, England, and is a Research Fellow at the University of Lincoln, UK.
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Descripción Mark Batty Publisher, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. BRAND NEW. Nº de ref. de la librería 071499
Descripción Mark Batty Publisher, 2008. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This book examines a fundamental discovery of humankind, the idea of shapes for sounds--of alphabets. Without them, newspapers would be just folded paper*, mystery envelopes would drop through your letterbox, you might brush your teeth with hair gel and you wouldn't be reading this. The development of this idea is considered on a sequential and individuals basis, from its sonic beginnings, with the Latin alphabet placed into a broader context of other alphabets. Topics examined are the growth of the second Latin alphabet from the first one ( and three optional routes ), a view of alphabetic application since the invention of printing, and how to make your own tools and lettershapes. *And 95% of the Internet wouldn't exist. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0979966620
Descripción Mark Batty Publisher, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0979966620
Descripción Mark Batty Publisher, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110979966620