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Sassoon, Rosemary

Handwriting of the Twentieth Century

Handwriting of the Twentieth Century

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THE HISTORY OF FORMAL CALLIGRAPHY has been thoroughly documented, and the demise of what people see as beautiful handwriting is frequently deplored, but the details of the teaching of this skill during this century have gone almost unrecorded. Everyday handwriting is ephemeral and school books soon disappear. It seemed important to write this history while those who learned to write at the beginning of the century, or taught the subject soon afterwards, can still tell of their experiences. The main purpose of this book is to create a historical record, however, techniques are illustrated that may be useful for teachers today, while the ever-changing views of the stylists provide examples, as well as a warning, to those who plan for the future.

An individual sample of handwriting reflects the writer’s training, character and environment. Collectively, the handwriting of a population of any period is a reflection of educational thinking, but overall it is influenced and ultimately moulded by economic need, social habits and contemporary taste.

Keywords: history, handwriting, record, character, writer

Author(s)
Publisher
Intellect
Publication year
2007
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
210 pages
Categories
Litterary Studies
 
Novels
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781841509914

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