The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy: The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing-history, Craft, Technique : History, Craft, Technique

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Christopher Calderhead, Holly Cohen
Sterling, 2011 - Art - 308 pages
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Using visual examples accompanied by expert commentary, 'The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy' features 55 scripts, including - Carolingian (Roman), Japanese Hiragana (Japanese), Thuluth (Arabic), -Chen (Tibetan), and Yerushalmi (Hebrew). Each script includes an overview of its origins, traditions, and characteristics while a description includes the kind of writing system used, the direction and sequence of the lines of continuous text, distinctions between majuscule and minuscule, and the principal writing tool.

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The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy: The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing

User Review  - Heather Halliday - Book Verdict

This lusciously illustrated book seems to be intended more as a reference resource than as a guidebook, but it functions well as both because of the authors' thorough treatment of form and attention ... Read full review

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Beautiful and fascinating, although I kept wishing for sample printed texts for the non-Western alphabets. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Christopher Calderhead is an artist, writer, and Episcopal priest. He studied art history at Princeton and formal calligraphy at the Roehampton Institute in London. In 1998, he was elected to Fellowship in the English Society of Scribes and Illuminators and he has exhibited his work in England and in the United States. For the past few years, Christopher has been documenting the making of the "Saint John's Bible", the first major manuscript Bible to be produced since the invention of printing. This project will soon be published as a book-"The Making of the Saint John's Bible". He is also the associate art editor of "Alphabet, the Journal of the Friends of Calligraphy". Christopher lives and works in New York City.

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