Scirpus Publications, 1996. First Edition. Quarto, 335 pages; VG/VG: spine black with white lettering; mild wear to head of spine; interior clean; profusely illustrated; shelved case 11.
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An encyclopedic treatment of calligraphy: tools and materials, the history of writing & script, the historical hands (roman caps, rustic, roman cursive, uncial, carolingian, gothic scripts, renaissance writing styles - including 22 model alphabets with ductus), the writing masters, the 20th century calligraphic revival and calligraphy & abstract painting. 490 illustrations, 200 in color. Full of color illustrations from historical sources and from contemporary scribes.