The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy: The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing-History, Craft, Technique (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy: The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing-History, Craft, Technique (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by Christopher Calderhead
     
 

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Discover the sophisticated beauty of calligraphy from around the world with this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource. Using visual examples accompanied by expert commentary, The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy features 55 living scripts, including: Carolingian (Roman), Japanese Hiragana (Japanese), Thuluth (Arabic), Ü-Chen (Tibetan), and Yerushalmi

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Discover the sophisticated beauty of calligraphy from around the world with this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource. Using visual examples accompanied by expert commentary, The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy features 55 living scripts, including: Carolingian (Roman), Japanese Hiragana (Japanese), Thuluth (Arabic), Ü-Chen (Tibetan), and Yerushalmi (Hebrew). Each script includes an overview of its origins, traditions, and unique characteristics while an expanded description includes the kind of writing system used, the direction and sequence of the lines of continuous text, distinctions between majuscule and minuscule, and the principal writing tool. Both a step-by-step guide and sumptuous visual tour, this groundbreaking collection will teach and inspire novices, experts, and admirers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402797415
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/02/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
645,965
File size:
94 MB
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The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy: The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing-History, Craft, Technique 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful displays, deeper coverage than I expected, given the breadth of the material, insightful historical context. It's not for those who want to learn a new style, but for those who want to appreciate the craft as observers or practitioners. You'll learn interesting answers to questions you didn't know enough to ask, and you will take something valuable away when you're done.