Calligraphy of the Middle Ages and and How to Do It


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CODICE: ISBN 0486402053 EAN 9780486402055
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Calligraphy of the Middle Ages and and How to Do It

PREZZO : EUR 17,50€

CODICE :
ISBN 0486402053
EAN 9780486402055

AUTORE/CURATORE/ARTISTA :
Author:

EDITORE/PRODUTTORE:


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ANNO:
1998

DISPONIBILITA':
Disponibile

CARATTERISTICHE TECNICHE:
96 pages
57 b&w illustrations
Paperback
cm 21 x 27 x 0,7
gr 283

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Publisher's description:
User-friendly instructions from an expert on recreating the 4 major medieval styles — early medieval Roman rustic, early Uncial, Carolingian, and late medieval Gothic textura — come to life with profiles of a figure from each era — Julius Caesar, King Arthur, Charlemagne, Robin Hood. Expert advice on spacing, paragraphing, punctuation, more.

From the back cover:
The most fascinating period in the highly interesting history of calligraphy, the Middle Ages saw the origins of many graceful and dramatic lettering designs. You can recreate these intriguing medieval styles with the help of this captivating introduction to calligraphy and its user-friendly, practical advice.
Author Marc Drogin -a widely experienced calligrapher and one of the world's leading authorities on the subject- offers an unusual approach particularly well suited to beginners. His instructions on the four major hands of the era (early medieval Roman Rustic, early Uncial, Carolingian, and late medieval Gothic Textura) appear alongside a look at the life and times of a major figure from the heyday of each style. You'll learn to write in the modes associated with Julius Caesar, King Arthur, Charlemagne, and Robin Hood and discover absorbing insights into the lives and careers of these historical figures. In addition, you'll find expert explanations of the appropriate spacing, paragraphing, punctuation, and layout for each hand.
The New Orleans Calligraphy Association commended Calligraphy of the Middle Ages and How to Do It as "extremely well written with clear and precise instructions in making all of the hands historically correct... full of historical and technical information for the serious beginning or seasoned calligrapher." If you're new to calligraphy, this unique blend of living history and practical instruction will make you a devotee of the art; if you're already proficient, it will inspire you to new heights.
Slightly abridged Dover (1998) republication of the edition published by Taplinger Publishing Company, New York, 1983, under the title 'Yours Truly, King Arthur.

Contents:
page 11 Introduction
15 The Middle Ages
18 The Teaching of Writing
23 The Scribes and Their Work
35 Learning to Write
39 Sincerely Yours, Julius Caesar
39 The Man
40 The Script
43 How to Do It
47 Presentation
63 Best Wishes, Charlemagne
63 The Man
65 The Script
66 How to Do It
70 Presentation
75 With Kindest Regards, Robin Hood
75 The Man
76 The Script
80 How to Do It
84 Presentation
87 Glossary
91 Further Reading.


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