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Calligraphy & illumination : a history and practical guide

Author: Patricia Lovett
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of calligraphy and illumination, explores the use of gold in miniatures and highlighting, and explains the basic techniques of calligraphy. Also provides step-by-step instructions for designing and painting a coat of arms, plus a reference section on selecting materials, mixing colors, and stretching vellum.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lovett, Patricia.
Calligraphy & illumination.
New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2000
(OCoLC)606455224
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Lovett
ISBN: 0810941198 9780810941199
OCLC Number: 43913179
Awards: Children's Award winner.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Calligraphy --
Introduction --
Materials and equipment --
Starting to write --
Historical alphabets --
Experimenting with letters --
Working to commission --
Ideas with letters --
Handwriting and calligraphy / Rosemary Sassoon --
Calligraphy and typeface design / Hermann Zapf --
Illumination --
Introduction --
The art of illumination / Michelle P. Brown --
How to gild --
Illumination projects --
Heraldry --
Introduction --
The history of heraldry --
A coat of arms --
Designing and painting a coat of arms --
The College of Arms --
The modern herald / D.H.B. Chesshyre, Clarenceux King of Arms --
Heraldry around us --
Different heraldic traditions.
Other Titles: Calligraphy and illumination
Responsibility: Patricia Lovett.

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Traces the history of calligraphy and illumination, explores the use of gold in miniatures and highlighting, and explains the basic techniques of calligraphy. Also provides step-by-step instructions for designing and painting a coat of arms, plus a reference section on selecting materials, mixing colors, and stretching vellum.
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