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The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy : The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing--History, Craft, Technique
Publisher : Sterling Pub Co Inc
Published Date : 2011/12
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9781402733680
BookWeb Price : A$ 48.45
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Language : English
Academic Descriptors： A03521000
Place of Publication： United States
Textual Format： Pictorial Treatment
Academic Level： Extracurricular
LJ Reviews 2012 January #1
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Preface Introduction 2 (14) The Edged Pen 16 (12) Reeds, Quills, and Metal Nibs The Roman Alphabet 28 (42) Scripts in the Western Tradition Writing Uncial Writing Carolingian Writing Gothic Writing Gothicized Italic Writing Italic Writing Modern Roman Writing Copperplate Writing Brush Lettering Greek And Cyrillic 70 (16) Scripts of Eastern Europe Writing Greek Writing Cyrillic Hebrew 86 (16) The Aleph-Bet Writing Ashkenazi Writing Sephardi Writing Yerushaimi (Dead Sea Scroll Script) Arabic 102(26) The Writing of the Islamic World Writing Thuluth Indic Scripts 128(28) Scripts with Roots in Brahmi Writing Devanagari Writing Gujarati Writing Bengali Tibetan 156(22) Preserving a Culture Writing ﾜ-me: Tsuk-ring or Elongated Form Writing ﾜ-chen The East Asian Brush 178(14) and The Four Treasures of the Scholar Chinese 192(20) The Fount of East Asian Scripts Writing Standard Script Japanese 212(26) Indigenous Traditions Writing Kana (Hiragana, Katakana) Writing Kanteiryu Korean 238(22) The Hangeul Syllabary Writing Korean Armenian And Other Traditions 260(18) Calligraphy and Identity Writing Syriac Writing Mkhedruli Writing Erkata'gir Afterword 278(2) Glossary 280(12) Selected Bibliography 292(2) Contributor Biographies 294(6) Index 300(8) Photography Credits 308
This is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource that looks at the sophisticated beauty of calligraphy from around the world. It features 55 living scripts, with visual examples and an overview of origins, traditions & unique characteristics. It is a groundbreaking collection that will teach and inspire novices, experts and admirers alike. You can discover the sophisticated beauty of calligraphy from around the world with this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource. Using visual examples accompanied by expert commentary, "The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy" features 55 living scripts, including Carolingian (Roman), Japanese Hiragana, Thuluth (Arabic), U-Chen (Tibetan) and Yerushalmi (Hebrew). Each script includes an overview of its origins, traditions and unique characteristics while an expanded description includes the kind of writing system used, the direction and sequence of the lines of continuous text, distinctions between majuscule and minuscule and the principal writing tool. Both a step-by-step guide and sumptuous visual tour, this groundbreaking collection will teach and inspire novices, experts and admirers alike.
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