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Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique

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"Vastly rewarding and illuminating." — American Artist
This comprehensive history and instruction manual contains, in one volume, thirteen significant medieval scripts, with a history of the evolution of the alphabets, and fascinating background material on the scribes, their world, and how writing styles changed over a thousand years. Moreover, it is the only modern book t
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 1st 1989 by Dover Publications (first published 1980)
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Crystal
Nov 08, 2008 Crystal rated it really liked it
One of a few who know what they are talkin' about.
David Gustafson
Jan 06, 2016 David Gustafson rated it it was amazing
This is a must have resource for any scribat dedicatum or paleographer. It offers a concise history along with historical plates followed by a chapter of ductus for each of the scripts.
Guy
Aug 09, 2015 Guy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic look at the history of calligraphy, as well as the techniques of layout and putting pen to paper. I highly recommend this book to artists of all types.
Kate
Dec 31, 2015 Kate rated it it was amazing
Excellent - I'm just starting out and this is a perfect guide to supplement workshops with a good teacher.
Nathan
Jan 08, 2012 Nathan rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book.
Covers the history of the letters, has complete alphabets with step by step directions for you learn to write them your self.
Letters, numbers pen strokes and how to hold them all in this book.
It is not a college text going into the details of the ink and what not, but it does give you enough starting points to find your own way.
This is well worth the purchase.
Nuno
Aug 14, 2015 Nuno rated it really liked it
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Pretty nice book. It is about the history an evolution of the alphabets and a instruction manual on 13 different scripts, which I was practicing several scripts all these months. A mandatory resource if you are interested on this theme.
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