Medieval Calligraphy

Its History and Technique

Author: Marc Drogin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486261425

Category: Art

Page: 198

View: 2330

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.

Medieval Calligraphy

Its History and Technique

Author: Marc Drogin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486261423

Category: Art

Page: 198

View: 2199

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."

Calligraphy of the Middle Ages and how to Do it

Author: Marc Drogin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486402053

Category: Art

Page: 91

View: 6501

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: 4648

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.

100 Calligraphic Alphabets

Author: Dan X. Solo,Solotype Typographers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486297985

Category: Art

Page: 100

View: 9527

An ideal resource for artists, illustrators, and anyone in need of distinctive graphics for an unlimited number of print projects. These elegant calligraphic alphabets are royalty-free and ready to use. Classic and modern styles ? uppercase letters and the numerals 0 through 9 are included in each alphabet.

The History and Technique of Lettering

Author: Alexander Nesbitt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486402819

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 3328

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.

Medieval Alphabets and Decorative Devices

Author: Henry Shaw

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486404668

Category: Design

Page: 46

View: 1947

30 authentic alphabets and over 150 individual letters and decorative devices -- taken from Westminster Abbey monuments, 15th-century French prayer books, and other sources -- incorporate vines, flowers, leaves, faces, and more.

The Art of Calligraphy

Author: David Harris

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756613044

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 5154

Traces the history of Western calligraphy, demonstrates various scripts, and shows manuscripts and inscriptions from the past

Calligraphy & illumination

a history and practical guide

Author: Patricia Lovett

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc


Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 7870

Looks at the history of calligraphy and illumination of books and manuscripts along with instructions for a variety of projects.

Traditional Penmanship

Author: Anne Trudgill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 4765

Eighteen historical alphabets are examined letter by letter, stroke by stroke. Shows how to use the quill, reed pen, and brush.

Capitals for calligraphy

a sourcebook of decorative letters

Author: Margaret Shepherd

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 118

View: 2491

Shows a variety of modern and traditional decorative capitals, provides suggestions for placing and decorating initials, and describes the types of calligraphic pens available

The Book Before Printing

Ancient, Medieval and Oriental

Author: David Diringer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142493

Category: Art

Page: 624

View: 2135

Rich authoritative study of the book before Gutenberg. Nearly 200 photographic facsimiles of priceless documents. Comprehensive.

Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy

The Basics and Beyond

Author: Eleanor Winters

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486275132

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 1321

This guide for novices with some experience offers the chance to advance to the next level. Detailing two of the most popular styles of calligraphy, this text features well-illustrated, step-by-step instructions by an expert calligrapher, from the basics to tips on texture and color.

Lettering and Alphabets

Author: John Albert Cavanagh

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486200531

Category: Art

Page: 121

View: 4240

Stresses the practical application of lettering and gives examples of 85 styles

The Illuminated Alphabet

Author: Timothy Noad,Patricia Seligman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840922325

Category: Alphabets

Page: 159

View: 3102

The Illuminated Alphabet allows readers to reproduce a range of classic illuminated letters, and even show you how to design new ones. It is an indispensable guide to the timeless art of illumination.

A History of Calligraphy

Author: Albertine Gaur

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 3307

Explores the art of calligraphy and the place of calligraphers from ancient times to the present among the Arabs, the Chinese, and the Europeans. Discusses the tools for writing and the development of calligraphy in relation to printing and typography, and examines current trends, including graffiti, and the work of contemporary calligraphers. The study is richly illustrated with color and bandw prints. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Art and History of Calligraphy

Author: Patricia Lovett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780712356688


Page: 224

View: 7473

This stunningly illustrated new book focuses on 77 intricate, expressive and individual examples of calligraphy from the unparalleled collection of the British Library. The author, a renowned expert on the history of the form as well as a fine calligrapher herself, writes - uniquely - from a practitioner's point of view. Ranging from the Middle Ages, when beautiful calligraphy was a way of celebrating the divine, to the renaissance of the art form by William Morris, to the modern school of calligraphers following in the wake of master typographer Edward Johnston, Patricia Lovett charts the development of calligraphy through the history of European manuscripts. Large-scale full-colour reproductions enable the reader to see the fine detail of each manuscript, and to understand more clearly than ever before the painstaking craft and great artistic skill that were necessary to create these strikingly beautiful pieces of writing.