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Author Sabard, Veronique, author.

Title An introduction to calligraphy / Veronique Sabard, Vincent Geneslay, Laurent Rebena ; preface by Roger Druet ; photos by Laurent Geneslay.

Publication Info. Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    745.6197 SAB    Available
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Description 80 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published as Initiation calligraphie latine by Fleurus Editions, Paris ©1995"--Title page verso.
"Translated from the French by Omicron Language Solutions, LLC"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 80).
Contents The evolution of Western script -- Materials -- Your first lines with the pen -- Uncial -- Carolingian -- Textura -- Chancery -- English.
Summary "Clear instructions and 129 photos welcome you to the world of calligraphy. Starting with the pens, inks, and writing surfaces you'll need, the book explains the basics, from filling the pen to holding the nib at the right angle. Practice exercises help you understand upstrokes, downstrokes, the optical center, and more. Then travel through time with a chronological introduction to five major styles of Western script, beginning with the Roman Uncial script of around 600 BCE and covering the several important scripts that developed in the following centuries. For each style, the book explains its historical use and its characteristics, teaches the correct formation of each letter, and offers suggestions and tips. Then a practice exercise helps you master the style. Learn the all-capital Uncial script, and create a beautiful wine list with it; try Gothic textura for a calendar, or Chancery for a letterhead design. A gallery of 24 masterworks by experts offers even more inspiration"--Back cover.
Subject Calligraphy -- Technique.
Added Author Geneslay, Vincent, author.
Rébéna, Laurent, author.
Druet, Roger, writer of preface.
Geneslay, Laurent, photographer.
Added Title Initiation calligraphie latine. English
ISBN 9780764352300 (hardcover)
076435230X (hardcover)

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