Laurence N. De Looze
REVIEW ï CHIANGSHISTORY.ORG × Laurence N. De LoozeThis 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 U and how the Mayans evolved their own pic Oh my what a
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THOUGHT INSTEAD OF READING IT STRAIGHTInstead of Jacques Prevert reading it straight I would have benefitted from a slowead letting each chapter sink into my awareness Letters and history Letters as shapes that shaped the worldLetters and. 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.
Religion And power And secularism Letters as art not meant to have meaning other than Letters as art not meant to have meaning other than art So much detail went into the first half of the book I wanted to be written about the present day about letters possible ongoing evolution in the days 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 sharp and entertaining examination of how languages letterforms orthography And Writing Tools Have writing tools have our hidden obsession with the alphabet The Letter and the Cosmos is illustrated with copious examples of the visual and
Linguistic Phenomena Which De Looze Describes Read It And You'llphenomena which de Looze describes Read it and you'll look at the alphabet the same way again.