Medieval Calligraphy

Its History and Technique

Author: Marc Drogin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486261425

Category: Art

Page: 198

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Spirited history and comprehensive instruction manual covers 13 styles (ca. 4th–15th centuries). Excellent photographs; directions for duplicating medieval techniques with modern tools. "Vastly rewarding and illuminating." — American Artist.

The History and Technique of Lettering

Author: Alexander Nesbitt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486402819

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 7551

This comprehensive, well-illustrated volume ranges from the earliest pictographs and hieroglyphics to the work of 20th-century designers. Subjects include early writing forms; Roman lettering; runes and medieval hands; the Carolingian minuscule and derivative types; humanistic writing and derivative fonts; and much more. 89 complete alphabets and more than 165 additional specimens.

Calligraphy of the Middle Ages and how to Do it

Author: Marc Drogin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486402053

Category: Art

Page: 91

View: 1396

User-friendly instructions from an expert on recreating the 4 major medieval styles — early medieval Roman rustic, early Uncial, Carolingian, and late medieval Gothic textura — come to life with profiles of a figure from each era — Julius Caesar, King Arthur, Charlemagne, Robin Hood. Expert advice on spacing, paragraphing, punctuation, more.

Celtic and Medieval Alphabets

53 Complete Fonts

Author: Dan X. Solo

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486400334

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 103

View: 7876

Inspired by the calligraphy of the Middle Ages, this treasury of unusual fonts features Gothic typefaces such as Lowenbrau, Kaiser, and Hansa along with the lighter styles of Leipzig, Tory, and Hamburg. 53 fonts.

Calligraphy A to Z

Author: Stuart David

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486423142

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 1831

Streamlined techniques offer improved methods that shrink the learning curve and bring aspiring calligraphers immediate satisfaction. Its innovations include: a technique that allows you to form all letters, numerals, and punctuation marks with just a few basic strokes; emphasis on the structural elements of lettering; and more.

Copperplate Calligraphy

Author: Dick Jackson

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486810038

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 3325

No need for copper or plates to achieve the distinctive calligraphic script of eighteenth-century Europe ― just a pen, ink, and this comprehensive workbook will do. Master calligrapher Dick Jackson explains the basic strokes for almost all letters of the copperplate alphabet. Simple instructions and examples introduce the swirls, flourishes, strikings, and thick and thin strokes that make copperplate calligraphy a source of pleasure for the practitioner and a delight to the reader. A historical introduction traces the growth of copperplate from its roots in the French ronde of the seventeenth century, to its adaptation by English clerks into their copybooks, and the development of the style known as round hand. In addition, guide sheets and instructions for individual letters and numbers offer aspiring calligraphers a practical approach to this enduring art form.

Grunge Alphabets

100 Complete Fonts

Author: Dan X. Solo,Solotype Typographers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486402826

Category: Design

Page: 100

View: 2038

Offbeat, eye-catching typefaces add a sharp, contemporary look to display ads, posters, signs, menus, and other graphic projects. Fonts include the jagged-edged style of Ransom Note, playful Kidprint and Fingerpaint, angular Desert Rat, whimsical Crazy Eights, and dozens more: Ninja, Hardscrabble, Everglades, Double Take, Bushman, Bramble, and Aspodistra.

3-D and Shaded Alphabets

100 Complete Fonts

Author: Dan X. Solo,Solotype Typographers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486242460

Category: Art

Page: 100

View: 311

Emblazon your message in 3-D or shaded lettering. Eye-catching typefaces in 100 amazingly diverse fonts.

Kalligrafie für Dummies

Author: Jim Bennett

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527704149

Category: Calligraphy

Page: 366

View: 5554

Mit Sch�nschrift k�nnen Sie gl�nzen: Nicht nur bei Einladungen, Gru�karten oder Urkunden, Sie k�nnen auch mit Etiketten oder Aufschriften viele Alltags- und Gebrauchsgegenst�nde versch�nern. Mit Jim Bennett k�nnen Sie die Kunst der Kalligrafie von der Pike auf lernen. Er erkl�rt Ihnen, welche Federn, welche Tinte und welches Papier Sie ben�tigen und zeigt Ihnen die grundlegenden Techniken, eine Feder richtig zu f�hren. Au�erdem erkl�rt er Ihnen anhand vieler Beispiele zum Nachschreiben, wie Sie die g�ngigen Alphabete der Kalligrafie wie Unzial- und Frakturschriften auf das Papier zaubern.

Extra-bold Alphabets

100 Complete Fonts

Author: Dan X. Solo,Solotype Typographers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486275222

Category: Art

Page: 100

View: 2508

Comprehensive archive of especially bold fonts ideal for advertising, signs, posters, announcements, etc. Banker's Roman, Dolmen, Elizabethan, Goudy Heavyface, many more. Most fonts include upper- and lowercase letters, punctuation, numerals.

Die Schrift-Entwicklung / The Development of Script and Type / Le Developpement Des Caracteres

Author: Hans Eduard Meier

Publisher: Arthur Niggli

ISBN: 9783721204346

Category: Design

Page: 48

View: 7711

Hans Eduard Meier's endeavors for the sake of good letterforms are deeply rooted. This book is a concise, fundamental course of instruction intrinsic in nature. It makes a broad connection between the Greek lapidary typeface and contemporary printed type

A Handbook of Early Arabic Kufic Script

Reading, Writing, Calligraphy, Typography, Monograms

Author: S. M. V. Mousavi Jazayeri,Perette E. Michelli,Saad D. Abulhab

Publisher: Blautopf Publishing

ISBN: 099817274X

Category: Art

Page: 298

View: 6998

A comprehensive textbook of the early Arabic Kufic script, written as a complete reference book for calligraphers, designers, and students of art history and the history of Arabic language and scripts. This beautiful and powerful script was derived from the earlier Hijazi Mashq style of Mecca and Medina, which was invented by early Muslim scribes to record the Quran. Today, the many historical manuscripts displayed in numerous museums around the world can attest to development and evolution of this remarkable and versatile script. Authored by master calligrapher, Mousavi Jazayeri, this book is the only book written in English that is solely dedicated to the study, learning and revival of the fascinating script behind the first mature Arabic calligraphic style, which was the official script of the Islamic Near East for centuries, before being replaced by the modern Naskh style. In this handbook, Mousavi Jazayeri who had discovered the lost art of cutting the qalam (pen) for early Kufic more than twenty years ago, explains with detailed, clear illustrations how to write early Kufic using a calligraphic pen and even a regular pen. He guides students patiently through the process involved in creating amazing, modern monograms. With clear, ample examples taken from the old Quranic manuscripts, art history students, font designers, and scholars of the history of the Arabic language and scripts can use this reference book to learn the key aspects of the early Kufic script as a writing system. Mr. Mousavi Jazayeri is joined by two co-authors, Perette E. Michelli, a multi-disciplinary historian of medieval and later art, and Saad D. Abulhab, a known Arabic type designer and independent scholar of the history of Arabic language and scripts. The two co-authors are members of the first international group dedicated to the study and revival of the early Kufic script, Kuficpedia, which was formed a few years ago around the historical achievements of Mr. Mousavi.

Just My Type

Ein Buch über Schriften

Author: Simon Garfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783550088797

Category: Calligraphy

Page: 368

View: 9127

Schriftnamen kennt jeder aus seiner Textverarbeitungssoftware. Was aber verbirgt sich hinter den gegenwärtig genutzten Schriften? Woher kommen sie, wie wirken sie, wo tauchen sie auf? Unterhaltsam und lehrreich!