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9780806990743

The Illuminated Alphabet An Inspirational Introduction to Creating Decorative Calligraphy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806990743

  • ISBN10:

    0806990740

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-12-31
  • Publisher: Sterling
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Summary

"The art of illumination is re-examined in this richly illustrated publication. Each page is filled with eye-catching full-color examples of the illuminator's art. This in-depth historical overview...begins with The Lindisfarne Gospels and moves through contemporary forms....[This] unique publication...[includes] hundreds of skillfully rendered full-color examples."-

Author Biography

Timothy Noad holds a degree in Calligraphy, Heraldry, and Illumination, and is a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators in London. He works at Britain's Royal College of Arms, and has produced works for Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Thatcher, and other distinguished clients Patricia Seligman's previous books include Painting Murals, several books in the Step-by-Step Art School technique series, and a study of Pissarro's painting techniques. She is a graduate of London University

Table of Contents

How the Projects Work 6(2)
The History of Illumination 8(8)
Materials and Techniques 16(18)
THE PROJECTS
CELTIC 34(20)
The Lindisfarne Gospels
36(8)
The Book of Kells
44(10)
ROMANESQUE 54(28)
The Grimbald Gospels
56(8)
Emperor Henry II's Pericopes
64(8)
The Lincoln Psalms
72(10)
GOTHIC 82(30)
The Bestiary Lion
84(8)
The Duc de Berry's Psalter
92(10)
The Book of Hours
102(10)
RENAISSANCE 112(20)
The Whitevine Letter
114(8)
The Vatican Iliad
122(10)
MODERN REVIVAL 132(22)
William Morris' Dedication
134(8)
The Horoscope Initial
142(12)
Glossary 154(2)
Useful addresses 156(1)
Index 157

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