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Offline Starlee

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Sociology of Handwriting
« on: December 15, 2015, 07:40:07 PM »
This older (2011) blog post on how our attitude towards handwriting has changed through the decades was a great read. http://bridgettebooth.com/how-handwriting-attitudes-have-changed/ I found it quite stimulating and thought-provoking. I agreed with a lot (but not everything) and learnt a lot too. Hope you enjoy as much I did.
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Re: Sociology of Handwriting
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 08:29:06 PM »
Nice article. . . if you enjoyed this may also like Philip Hensher's The Missing Ink.  It isn't overly focused on "accuracy" but his opinions and style are pretty enjoyable.
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Re: Sociology of Handwriting
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 08:37:17 PM »
OH - while we're on this topic, I just came across a recommendation (in another (no pun intended) interesting thread) for The Golden Thread by Ewan Clayton.  Definitely sounds like a good book exploring the culture and history of writing, can't wait to get it!
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Re: Sociology of Handwriting
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 08:16:48 AM »
OH - while we're on this topic, I just came across a recommendation (in another (no pun intended) interesting thread) for The Golden Thread by Ewan Clayton.  Definitely sounds like a good book exploring the culture and history of writing, can't wait to get it!

I wrote a short review of the book some time ago, it's here:

http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=789.0
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Re: Sociology of Handwriting
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2015, 08:24:18 PM »
Excellent, thanks, @Estefa!  That's good info, I'm looking forward to reading the book.
Andy