29.1.11

Paper, Leather, Clay & Stone

This is a really great online exhibition, put together by Cornell University, which takes you through the history of writing based upon the materials that were used for such a purpose. The index page is built as a very simple to navigate table which takes you to all of the illustrated sub-sections which also provide short but excellent explanatory texts.


Cuneiform tablets. Produced in the city-states of Ur, Erech, and Babylon. Late third and early second millenia bce.


"The Book of the Dead". Egypt, ca. 332-30 BCE.


"The Jade book". Ch'ing Shêng-tsu, Emperor of China. Reigned 1662-1722.


 Denis Diderot. 1713-1784. "Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts, et des métiers". Paris: Braisson and others, 1751-1780.

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