Alphabetic Labyrinth: The Letters in History and Imagination Johanna Drucker

ISBN: 9780500016084

Published: April 1st 1995

Hardcover

320 pages


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Alphabetic Labyrinth: The Letters in History and Imagination  by  Johanna Drucker

Alphabetic Labyrinth: The Letters in History and Imagination by Johanna Drucker
April 1st 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 320 pages | ISBN: 9780500016084 | 7.27 Mb

The letters of the alphabet have been the object of speculation since their invention almost 4000 years ago. The symbols represent sounds, yet they exist in their own right, often invested with quasi-magical power. This book examines the manyMoreThe letters of the alphabet have been the object of speculation since their invention almost 4000 years ago. The symbols represent sounds, yet they exist in their own right, often invested with quasi-magical power.

This book examines the many imaginative, often idiosyncratic ways in which the letters of the alphabet have been assigned value in political, spiritual, or religious belief systems over two millennia.



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