Alphabets
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess
The Conflict Between Word and Image
Paperback      ISBN: 0140196013
Forging provocative connections among many fields, the author of Art and Physics demonstrates how alphabetic literacy caused the development of the brain's left half over the right, which affected the role and power of women. Reprint. Tour.
Mysteries of the Alphabet: The Origins of Writing
Mysteries of the Alphabet
The Origins of Writing
Paperback      ISBN: 0789205211
The author is a professor (comparative literature), a poet, the author of fiction and non-fiction, and a rabbi, and is affiliated with the Aleph Center for Jewish Studies in Paris and the Bar-Ilan U. in Tel Aviv. This work, translated from the French (1999, Editions Assoudine, Paris) is a charming, visually delightful, information packed exploration of letters, words, and meanings. In particular, it tells how proto-Sinaitic pictograms derived from Egyptian hieroglyphics and discovered in the Sinai at the beginning of the 20th century evolved through the millennia and left their traces on our alphabet. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Endangered Words: A Collection of Rare Gems for Word Lovers
Endangered Words
A Collection of Rare Gems for Word Lovers
Paperback      ISBN: 1632204533
Afterwit, agathism, ambsace, anacampserote, antepenultimate, antimony, and more! “When a word perfectly captures a human truth, humans respond to it in the same way that they respond to a beautiful melody. They smile. They nod their heads. They tell others of their discovery.” So says Simon Hertnon in his introduction to Endangered Words, and after wrapping your tongue around the lexical rarities he offers up to his readers, you’ll have to agree! Hertnon provides one hundred hand-selected rarities, and, in a virtuoso display of concinnity, breathes life into them with his lucid descriptions of their meaning and engaging examples of their usage. Perhaps you are an arriviste enjoying a newfound sense of nikhedonia as you demonstrate your sprezzatura in a given subject. Or maybe you are a desipient plutomaniac destined to a life of poshlost. If this doesn’t describe you, then take your pick of the many wonderful words in this book: Omnistrain Trilemma Aporia Or maybe these are all schlimmbesserungs! Thanks to Endangered Words, you no longer have to be at a loss for words or reach for the clichéd and commonplace. The English language is brimming with ambrosial alternatives, and this compendium offers the cream of the crop. Filled with words to be treasured for their elegant precision, from apophenia to zemblanity, Endangered Words is the perfect handbook for writers, an excellent resource for communicators, and an entertaining read for anyone with an appetite for the very brightest gems of the English language.
Glyph*: A visual exploration of punctuation marks and other typographic symbols
Glyph*
A visual exploration of punctuation marks and other typographic symbols
Hardcover      ISBN: 190871428x
Glyph is a look into the representations of marks and glyphs in the Latin alphabet. From & to } to *, each mark has a brief explanation of its use and history, and a grid of its most interesting typographic variations. Who knew, for example, that the ampersand was once a letter in the alphabet?! A strikingly designed and packaged book featuring hard-cut greyboard edges and liberal use of neon throughout, this book will be of great appeal to linguists, typographers and design-afficionados alike.
Graffiti Alphabets: Street Fonts from Around the World
Graffiti Alphabets
Street Fonts from Around the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0500294291
Handbook of the International Phoenetic Association: A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet
Handbook of the International Phoenetic Association
A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet
Paperback      ISBN: 0521637511
This title is a comprehensive guide to the International Phonetic Alphabet, for phoneticians and others concerned with speech.
Handbook of the International Phonetic Association: A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet
Handbook of the International Phonetic Association
A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521652367
Illuminated Initials in Full Color: 548 Designs
Illuminated Initials in Full Color
548 Designs
Paperback      ISBN: 0486285014
Extraordinarily beautiful and decorative letters of the alphabet — imaginatively ornamented with royal and saintly figures, mythical creatures, knights in battle, flora and fauna, more.
Journey Around Boston from A to Z
Journey Around Boston from A to Z
Hardcover      ISBN: 1889833193
An alliterative alphabet book in which short, thematic sentences about Boston are each followed by a paragraph of history and a "factoid."
Journey Around Cape Cod and the Islands from A to Z
Journey Around Cape Cod and the Islands from A to Z
Hardcover      ISBN: 1889833282
Features sights, characteristics, and history of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket, Massachusetts, with illustrations and text representing each letter of the alphabet, from Aptucxet and Bourne Bridge to Yarmouth and zooplankton.