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Writing as material practice : substance, surface and medium

Author: Ruth Whitehouse; Kathryn Piquette
Publisher: London : Ubiquity Press, 2013.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Writing as material practice.
London : Ubiquity Press, 2013
(OCoLC)874935238
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Whitehouse; Kathryn Piquette
ISBN: 9781909188242 1909188247 1909188263 9781909188266 1909188255 9781909188259
OCLC Number: 874928167
Notes: "This volume grew out of a conference of the same title, held at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London in May 2009"--Page [iii].
Description: xviii, 342 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Developing an approach to writing as material practice / Kathryn E. Piquette and Ruth D. Whitehouse --
The twisting paths of recall: Khipu (Andean cord notation) as artifact / Frank Salomon --
Writing as material technology: orientation within landscapes of the classic Maya world / Sarah E. Jackson --
Writing (and reading) as material practice: the world of cuneiform culture as an arena for investigation / Roger Matthews --
Re-writing the script: decoding the textual experience in the Bronze Age Levant (c.2000-1150 bc) / Rachael Thyrza Sparks --
The function and meaning of writing in the prehistoric Aegean: some reflections on the social and symbolic significance of writing from a material perspective / Helène Whittaker --
Form follows function: writing and its supports in the Aegean Bronze Age / Sarah Finlayson --
Materiality of Minoan writing: modes of display and perception / Georgia Flouda --
Saving on clay: the linear B practice of cutting tablets / Helena Tomas --
Straight, crooked and joined-up writing: an early Mediterranean view / Alan Johnston --
"It Is Written"?: making, remaking and unmaking early 'writing' in the lower Nile Valley / Kathryn E. Piquette --
Written Greek but drawn Egyptian: script changes in a bilingual dream papyrus / Stephen Kidd --
The other writing: iconic literacy and Situla art in pre-Roman Veneto (Italy) / Elisa Perego --
'Tombstones' in the North Italian Iron Age: careless writers or athletic readers? / Ruth D. Whitehouse --
Different times, different materials and different purposes: writing on objects at the Grand Arcade site in Cambridge / Craig Cessford --
Writing conservation: the impact of text on conservation decisions and practice / Elizabeth Pye --
Epilogue / John Bennet.
Responsibility: edited by Kathryn E. Piquette and Ruth D. Whitehouse.

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