Handwriting of the Twentieth Century

ISBN: 9780415178822
Publisher: Routledge
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 1999-07-29
Number of pages: 216
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This fascinating and wide-ranging book charts developments in the teaching and study of handwriting over the course of the twentieth century.
The book shows how changing educational policies, economic forces and inevitable technological advance have combined to alter the priorities and form of handwriting. This 'long and sometimes sorry story' tells also of the sheer pain and hard work of children forced to follow the style of the day, and of the reformers who have sought to simplify the teaching and learning of handwriting over the years. Illustrated throughout with examples from copybooks and personal handwriting from across the world, the book is a compelling historical record of techniques, styles and methods.

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