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Playful Letters

A Study in Early Modern Alphabetics

Playful Letters( )
Author: Boeckeler, Erika Mary
Series title:Impressions Ser.
ISBN:978-1-60938-474-6
Publication Date:Nov 2017
Publisher:University of Iowa Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $75.00
Book Description:

Alphabetic letters are ubiquitous, multivalent, and largely ignored. Playful Letters reveals their important cultural contributions through Alphabetics--a new interpretive model for understanding artistic production that attends to the signifying interplay of the graphemic, phonemic, lexical, and material capacities of letters. A key period for examining this interplay is the century and a half after the invention of printing, with its unique media ecology of print,...
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Book Details
Pages:308
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Alphabets & Writing Systems
Language Arts & Disciplines / Handwriting
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.9 Inches



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