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The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy : The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing--History, Craft, Technique: Calderhead, Christopher (EDT)/ Cohen, Holly (EDT): BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy : The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing--History, Craft, Technique
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
Kinokuniya Card Member Price : A$ 43.61

Availability Status : Available for order from suppliers.
Usually dispatches within 3 weeks.
Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A03521000
Place of Publication: United States
Textual Format: Pictorial Treatment
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Review:
LJ Reviews 2012 January #1
Phoenix Public Library Holdings (Internal Code for CLS)
Table of Contents
 
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.