By Accident Or Design: Challenges And Coincidences In My Life by Rosemary SassoonBy Accident Or Design: Challenges And Coincidences In My Life by Rosemary Sassoon

By Accident Or Design: Challenges And Coincidences In My Life

byRosemary Sassoon

Paperback | April 15, 2018

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In this reflective autobiography, Rosemary Sassoon, a leading expert on handwriting and typography, looks back on her long and varied career, paying special attention to her unorthodox progression through a variety of fields. She details the route that took her from design to the educational and medical aspects of handwriting problems, then on to research and a PhD, and finally to working in the area of legibility in type design. In telling the story of an unusual and unusually successful life, Sassoon takes up a number of philosophical questions about what it is that comes together to form our characters, and what role chance and coincidence play in our lives.
Rosemary Sassoon is an independent consultant and the author of more than twenty books on handwriting, design, and other subjects.
Title:By Accident Or Design: Challenges And Coincidences In My LifeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:110 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:9 × 7 × 0.4 inPublished:April 15, 2018Publisher:Intellect LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:178320866X

ISBN - 13:9781783208661


Table of Contents

Part I Early life and design work
Early life
Art school
Textile designing
More lettering
Packagin design
Less productive years
Textiles again
Lettering as a decorative art
My first book
Teaching lettering
Part 2 Changing direction
Handwriting in schools
My first handwriting book
Further developments
An introduction to the Medical Research Council
Towards a doctoral thesis
Typeface design
Part 3 The wider implications of handwriting problems
The medical aspects of handwriting
Writing and travelling
Part 4 A stroke, getting older and some conclusions