The Bible of Illuminated Letters
A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy (Quarto Book)
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|Format: ||Hardcover, 256 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 27 January 2006|
(back cover) Illuminated Letters presents step-by-step instructions for recreating illuminated alphabets from six historical periods, including Celtic, Gothic, and Romanesque. Diagrams for upper- and lower-case letters are accompanied by ideas for borders and decorations, and full instructions for gilding. Each section also explores ways in which the illuminated letters can be adapted to create a truly personal style, while a gallery of modern examples will inspire further creativity.
Illumination--the creation of elaborate, decorated letters and initials--reached its apogee in the monasteries of medieval Europe. Embellished with gold leaf, the illuminated letters of those early scribes seemed to reflect light, as though they were indeed "illuminated." This traditional art is now attracting new enthusiasts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Margaret Morgan is a professional calligrapher and an Associate of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society. She regularly accepts both public and private commissions and conducts workshops for calligraphic societies. Although traditional formal calligraphy involving gilding, painting, and heraldry form an important part of her work, she increasingly enjoys the challenge of more experimental lettering. She is the author of two previously published books on calligraphy.
FOREWORD BY ROSEMARY BUCZEK
Rosemary Buczek is a Master Penman and served two terms as President of the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH).
Barron's Educational Series|
20.62 x 16.05 x 2.92 centimetres (0.68 kg)|
15+ years |