By Accident or Design (Book)

Challenges and Coincidences in My Life

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.

Category: Visual Arts

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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 expert in handwriting, with a particular emphasis on that of children. She is the author of a number of books on handwriting and is also the creator of the Sassoon series of typefaces. 

Early life and design work
Rosemary Sassoon
 
Changing direction
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The wider implications of handwriting problems
Rosemary Sassoon
 
A stroke, getting older and some conclusions
Rosemary Sassoon
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