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Robinson is also interested in the current movement toward increased communication through logograms, or pictographic symbols. Could they be expanded into a universal writing system that would transcend language differences? Robinson thinks not, asserting that whereas logograms can be helpful, "full writing is based on speech." The book is a paperback edition of a hardback published in 1995.
I really like this book. The first chapters were very good.
Unfortunately, the last chapters on Chinese and Japanese writing where written hastily, I think they could... Read more
While Andrew Robinson's THE STORY OF WRITING may be beneath scholars and serious students of scripts and writing systems, for the rest of us it is a fine introduction. Read morePublished 4 months ago by R. M. Peterson
Beautiful book. I first saw it at the Metropolitan museum and bought it as a gift then I ordered it for myself.Published 9 months ago by Anca
A captivating and informative look at the history of a type of communication unique to only our species. Read morePublished 10 months ago by cmcc
My grandson loved this book-- I haven't bought it for myself yet, but may do so soon.Published 10 months ago by Roni Batzion
I learned a lot from this book and I enjoyed it a lot. Definitely recommend this book. Came in quickly tooPublished 11 months ago by carissa walters
I am amazed at the cavils raised by those giving 4 or even fewer stars. This was one of the most fun books I've read in years. Read morePublished 16 months ago by pogopogo
The Story of Writing. Alphabets, Hierographs, and Pictograms. by Andrew Robinson. 1995.
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