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A history of calligraphy

Author: Albertine Gaur
Publisher: New York : Cross River Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gaur, Albertine.
History of calligraphy.
New York : Cross River Press, 1994
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albertine Gaur
ISBN: 1558598707 9781558598706
OCLC Number: 31594508
Description: 232 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. The Tools for Writing. Pen, brush and ink. Parchment and paper --
2. The Three Great Traditions. Western calligraphy. Western calligraphers. Upholding the Law: monks, 'secretaries' and writing masters. Women Calligraphers. Arabic calligraphy. Arabic calligraphers. Guarding the revelation: caliphs, mystics, statesmen and scholars. Women Calligraphers. Chinese calligraphy. Korea. Japan. Chinese calligraphers. A Mark of Distinction: courtiers, warriors, priests, poets and painters. Women Calligraphers --
3. 'Beautiful Writing' --
4. Printing and Calligraphy. Far Eastern block printing. Western typography. The rise of computers? --
5. Calligraphy Now. Western revival. Continental Europe. North America. Eastern continuation. Symbiosis?
Responsibility: Albertine Gaur.
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