"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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24 by Arnold Bank 1957 United States
30 Calligraphic panel for Romeo and Juliet 1989
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