"Calligraphy means beautiful writing, and the twenty-six examples in this collection cover many centuries of this most decorative of traditional crafts. From the uncial religious books of the Dark Ages, through the illuminated manuscripts of medieval times, to the innovative designs of modern scribes, Michael Gullick traces the development of fine lettering in Europe and North America. The large format enables interested readers to examine every curve and line and to compare ancient and modern scripts in minute detail." "A comprehensive guide to the calligrapher's skills, this book is sure to appeal to designers, historians and students of the art of writing."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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alphabet Ann Hechle Arnold Bank Arrighi BARTOLOMEO SAN VITO British Library broad-edged pen calligra calligraphically interesting calligraphy and lettering capitals and rustic Carolingian minuscule Plate century Charles Pearce colour Courtesy curved strokes David Jones decorated Eadfrith elimination of curved England Europe formal Germany hand ILLUSTRATED INGMIRE'S initial Insular Italian Renaissance Johnston's kind of script known as Italic late medieval bookhands late medieval scripts late Middle Ages late Roman Lindisfarne Gospels Plate line of rustic London Add London Cotton manuscript book manuscript shown modern sans-serif modern scribes papyrus Paul Klee Plate 11 Plates 9 poem printed books printed letters Private Collection PSALTER ROMAN CURSIVE SCRIPT Roman Empire Roman inscriptional letters ROMEO AND JULIET RULE OF ST rustic capitals scribes and artists script in Plate shown here Plate shown in Plate square capital letters Susan Skarsgard thick-to-thin Thomas Ingmire verbal and visual visual elements VITO OF PADUA