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The typewriter revolution : a typist's companion for the 21st century / Richard Polt

Catalog Data

Author:
Polt, Richard F. H. 1964-  Search this
Physical description:
382 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2015
Contents:
The insurgency -- The typewritten past -- Choose your weapon -- Learn it as a brother -- 'Writers at work -- Enter the typosphere -- Kustom typers -- Intersections -- The typewritten future
Summary:
"What do thousands of kids, makers, poets, artists, steampunks, hipsters, activists, and musicians have in common? They love typewriters--the magical, mechanical contraptions that are enjoying a surprising second life in the 21st century, striking a blow for self-reliance, privacy, and coherence against dependency, surveillance, and disintegration. The Typewriter Revolution documents the movement and provides practical advice on how to choose a typewriter, how to care for it, and what to do with it--from National Novel Writing Month to letter-writing socials, from type-ins to typewritten blogs, from custom-painted typewriters to typewriter tattoos. It celebrates the unique quality of everything typewriter, fully-illustrated with vintage photographs, postcards, manuals, and more,"--Amazon.com.
Topic:
Typewriters--History  Search this
Typewriters--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Typewriting--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1056295