The Illuminated Alphabet (Dover Coloring Book)
by Theodore Menten
ISBN 0486227456 (0-486-22745-6)
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Softcover, Dover Publications, Inc., 1971
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Book summary: In the Middle Ages, the alphabet was a popular vehicle for amusement and instruction, as well as beauty. Precisely rendered from treasured medieval manuscripts by one of New York's foremost designers, this ready-to-color collection features 50 initial letters aglow with fanciful devices, symbolic elements, floral interlacements, biblical scenes, grotesque animals, portraits of war and play, and other fascinating embellishments.
Use crayons, paints, markers, and other creative media to breathe colorful new life into each ancient letter. These royalty-free medieval designs will also inspire ideas for stained glass, mosaics, textiles, and a wide variety of graphics projects!
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