The Typewriter Revolution

The Typewriter Revolution

A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century

Book - 2015
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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.

Publisher: Woodstock, VT :, The Countryman Press,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781581573114
Branch Call Number: 681.6109 Polt 11/2015
Characteristics: 382 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm


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Nov 23, 2018

Some thought-provoking parts questioning our modern addiction to quantity and speed over focus and attention. Other parts are for the extreme typewriter geek. For a book about written communication, an odd choice: The whole book is set in a condensed sans serif type, much in a gray tone rather than black. My eyes got tired very quickly.

Jun 26, 2017

A thorough and attractive book about everything to do with the typewriter ... and many things one would not have expected. The author provides endnotes and the book has an index.

Nov 17, 2016

I love this book! It's not merely nostalgic, there is plenty to look at with wonderful photos of old typewriters and new and old typists using them, as the Typewriter Revolution takes hold, but also plenty to learn about these amazing and durable machines -- even those of us old enough to have learned typing in high school!


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