9781402717444 / 140271744X

The Illuminated Alphabet: An Inspirational Introduction to Creating Decorative Calligraphy


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Publisher:Sterling, 2004



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Each page is filled with eye-catching full-color examples of the illuminators art. School Arts

Images of beauty that will teach and inspire you to decorate your own spellbinding pages. As you gaze in astonishment through close-up reproductions of such dazzling illuminated masterpieces as the Book of Kells, as well as superb compositions of contemporary artists, youll appreciate the infinite possibilities of the form. Try your hand and imagination at twelve classic alphabets, from Celtic and Gothic to Renaissance and Modern Revival, all carefully broken down to their components. Undertake projects that include copying intricate lettering and designs from The Lindisfarne Gospels; Emperor Henry IIs Pericopes, from the 11th century; the Duc de Berrys Book of Hours; and others. Every exquisite page is a pleasure to view.

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