Calligraphy & Illumination

Calligraphy & Illumination

A History and Practical Guide

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The author, an expert on medieval book art, looks at the history of calligraphy and illumination and explores the use of gold in miniatures and highlighting. Step-by-step directions provide both the beginner and experienced calligrapher and graphic designer with ideas for letter shapes and page layouts, as well as instruction pertaining to calligraphy, gilding, designing and painting a coat of arms, and other illumination projects. Contains 225 illustrations, with 175 of them color plates, including reproductions of medieval manuscripts from the British Library and other sources. A detailed reference section offers information on selecting papers and brushes, mixing colors, and preparing and stretching vellum.
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2000
ISBN: 9780810941199
0810941198
Branch Call Number: 745.61 L947c 2000
Characteristics: 320 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm

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Rebecca_Kohn Nov 05, 2017

A beautiful and useful book on the art of calligraphy. The book is richly illustrated and can serve as a reference manual as well as a source of inspiration.

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