Heraldic Art and Design
Anthony Wood is one of the country's foremost professional calligraphers, illuminators and heraldic artists and he has applied his vast experience to the compilation of this very comprehensive but readable book. A former college lecturer specialising in these subjects, he takes the reader through all aspects of heraldic art, explaining the terminology and historical background as well as describing the various techniques and the use of materials. Design is a vital element of heraldic art and much advice is given on acceptable and appropriate components of achievements of arms. The book is illustrated throughout with many black and white and full colour examples of the author's work.
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Foreword by Sir Colin Cole
THE LAW OF ARMS AND THE ARTIST
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15th century achievement of arms aluminium angle Anthony Wood appear Argent armorial armour base basic blazoned blue brush calligraphy Canterbury Cathedral cap of estate charges chevron circlet College of Arms Colour Plate considerable coronet crown curve decorative depicted detail dexter diaper drawing drawn Earl edge engrailed ermine feathers fifteenth century fleurs-de-lys frequendy Garter stall plate gesso gilding give gold gouache gouache colour Grant of Arms Gules heater shield helm and crest herald painter heraldic art heraldic artist heraldry illuminated illustrations instance knight leaf letters lion look manding manuscript mediaeval metal modelling motto scroll Officers of Arms Otto Hupp oudine painting paper piece possible powder practice produced raised and burnished result Royal sandarac scribe shape shield of arms shown side silver skin slighdy sometimes space style stylised supporters surface technique thick tilting helm tinctures tone treatment vellum visor weight