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This handsome volume is a visual homage to the golden age of the typewriter, charting a century of beautiful machinery and design innovation. Eighty vintage devices ranging from the first typewriter - the Sholes & Glidden Type Writer of 1874 - to the iconic electric models of the 1960s are profiled in elegant photographs and fascinating text, highlighting the design modifications, intricate details, and peculiar quirks that make each typewriter unique. Packed with visuals and rich with history, Typewriters is the essential story of a writing invention that changed the world.
Includes a foreword by American actor, filmmaker, and typewriter enthusiast Tom Hanks.
Book details and technical specifications
Published: October 2017
Number of pages: 208
Width: 235 mm
Height: 288 mm
Depth: 23 mm
Publisher: Chronicle Books