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The Bible of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy

Morgan, Margaret (Author)
Buczek, Rosemary (Foreword by)
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Publication Date: 01 March 2006
The ancient art of illuminating manuscripts is currently attracting many new enthusiasts among artists, art students, and lovers of calligraphy. The Bible of Illuminated Letters is a volume they'll all want to add to their collections. It presents step-by-step instructions for recreating twelve illuminated alphabets. Among them are Celtic, Saxon, Gothic, Romanesque, Modern Revival, and seven more, including several modern scripts. Detailed diagrams instruct on creating upper- and lower-case letters, as well as on ways for designing borders and decorations. More ambitious students can also follow clear directions for gilding--decorating with gold leaf--as was originally done in medieval European monasteries. Readers and students of illumination who open this book will find: a history of illumination; required tools, techniques, and materials for illuminating; instruction in layout and design; and steps to follow in order to create 12 alphabet styles. This beautiful book also features a picture gallery of outstanding historical and contemporary illuminated letters, as well as a glossary and index. More than 400 inspiring color illustrations in total.

Product Details

ISBN-10: 0764158201

ISBN-13: 9780764158209

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series       

Language: English

Age Range: NA - NA years

Grade Level: NA - NA

Spiral: 256 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 20.62 x 16.05 x 2.92 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.68 Kg

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2 customer reviews  Between 4−5 stars rating,  29 December 2017
Good book
By: Gabriela Lintang

A very good way to start your journey through illuminated letter. Very thorough explanation started from the beginning. And the examples are so beautifull too.

2 customer reviews  Between 2−3 stars rating,  28 December 2017
five star
By: Vennisia Parmmita

This book guide me all the way to finish my first gilded letters.

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