Typewriter: The History - The Machines - The Writers

Author(s): Tony Allan


Personal computers may have replaced the typewriter in most homes and offices, but the venerable writing machine is currently staging a comeback. From portable models that hipsters are snapping up in Urban Outfitters to Tom Hanks's bestselling app that recreates the manual experience on a tablet, the typewriter has never been so hot. This celebration of the typewriter covers what a platen knob is, why QUERTY won out over other arrangements of keys, which authors loved (or loathed) their typewriters, and much more. A gift book with yellowed paper and typewriter fonts for a cool vintage look Timeline of the typewriter features key models Foreword by Paul Schweitzer of Gramercy Typewriter Co.


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Chair the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Tony Allan (University of London)

General Fields

  • : 9781627950343
  • : Shelter Harbor Press
  • : Shelter Harbor Press
  • : August 2015
  • : United States
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tony Allan
  • : Hardback