Calligraphy: A Book of Contemporary Inspiration

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Thames & Hudson, 2009 - Calligraphy - 191 pages
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Calligraphy can be a very personal pathway to explore a multiplicity of design concepts. This title invites us to look closely at details and textures, expanding our powers of observation and finding creative ideas in the world around us. It is suitable for enthusiastic beginners and experienced calligraphers.

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User Review  - msprint - LibraryThing

Lach has a very original approach and it encourages one to be creative and see what happens. Too often calligrahy is conformist. This is just the book to have beside you when you make the break. Read full review

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User Review  - johnbratby - LibraryThing

This book is probably perfect for curing the illness known to writers as ‘writers’ block’. There is more than likely a similar problem suffered by calligraphers, which may go under the same name. It ... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Denise Lach has been involved with calligraphy and conceptual writing since early 1985. She teaches lettering design and screenprinting at the Basel School of Design, and leads calligraphy courses and workshops in Switzerland and abroad. She contributed to Andre Gurtler's book Experiments with Letterform and Calligraphy (1997), and has produced two books of her own, Libres & egaux (2001) and Prefaces & preambules (2006).

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