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Mewhat geeky read Thanks Gerard This is an interesting and fact filled book about books letters art and writing Specifically how the alphabet evolved how it has been unchanged since the ROMAN DAYS EXCEPT BY ADDING A days except by adding a and how the Mayans evolved their own pictograms I found some of it very well pieced together and other parts seemed to give too much epth to aspects The illustrated medieval manuscripts are a good example of lettering in art but we also see letters in architecture jewellery logos and motifs we also see letters in architecture jewellery logos and motifs early Greek tablets made to tally goods to proper lettering to carry a story on through Greek scrolls it s plain we have a lot for which to thank the Classical civilisations Scribing printing typing and newsprint followed I think the only examples the author misses of letter usage are branding cattle and Muslim artwork where calligraphy of a name or initial letter is used to represent a person illustrated and coloured to show how the artist wishes to represent that person Those who enjoy trivia can Silver Stirrups (Saddle Club, dive in and those who love books or writing will find endless fun facts Iownloaded a copy from Net Galley This is an unbiased review. A sharp and entertaining examination of how languages letterforms orthography and writing tools have reflected our hidden obsession with the alphabet The Letter and the Cosmos is illustrated with copious examples of our hidden obsession with the alphabet The Letter and the Cosmos is illustrated with copious examples of visual and linguistic phenomena which Different Class de Loozeescribes Read it and you'll never look at the alphabet the same way again. The Letter and the CosmosA very interesting history of letters and the alphabet BY DE LOOZE I RECOMMEND IT FOR A READER de Looze I recommend it for a reader in the history of language A thought provoking book about the process of articulating thought Instead of reading it straight through I would have benefitted from a slow read letting each chapter sink into my awareness Letters and history Letters as shapes that shaped the worldLetters and religion And power And secularism Letters as art not meant to have meaning other than as art So much #detail went into the first half of the book I wanted to #went into the first half of the book I wanted to written about the present Short Stories by Roald Dahl day about letters possible ongoing evolution in theays and years aheadI felt confronted by so much that I had never considered before And that is the mark of an excellent book I ll give it an A The linguistic turn in academic studies over the past few Goldilocks the Three Bears decades has had an unfortunate tendency to overlook the materiality of writing In this innovative volume Laurence De Looze considers the alphabet and itsiscursive and material effects on Western thought De Looze admits upfront that he is a medievalist who initially planned to focus only on his area of expertise an. From our first ABCs to the Book of Revelation's statement that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega we see the world through our letters More than just a way of writing the alphabet is a powerful concept that has shaped Western civilization and our aily lives In The Letter and the Cosmos

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de Looze that influence showing how the alp. D that is clear in the text itself the chapters on the Medieval Are Richly world are richly and heavily footnoted than the later chapters I would have liked to see De Looze pay some attention to the alphabets used by visually impaired people including 3 D letters and Braille Apart from these the alphabets used by visually impaired people including 3 D letters and Braille Apart from these however this is a fascinating read that explores a neglected aspect of literacy studies Oh my what a thought provoking book I have had similar uestions about a letter world analogy and an everlasting intrigue based in typography Surprisingly De Looze managed to marry both of those interests into a fairly Socialist Realism detailed exposition of letters type art and philosophy I brought this along knowing I had some long flights to fill and it proved an interesting background to two weeks of reading signs in unfamiliar languages Searching continually for cognates and patterns made the letterforms seem less transparent and powerful in and of themselves In my mind s eye Sweden is a blue sans serif Hej on a yellow background in Italy Roman capitals abound and these seem to convey than a little of their respective national spirits A fascinating if so. Habet has served as a lens through which we conceptualize the world and how the world and sometimes the whole cosmos has been perceived as a kind of alphabet itself Beginning with the ancient Greeks he traces the use of alphabetic letters and their significance from Plato to postmodernism offering a fascinating tour through Western history.

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