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The art of written forms : the theory and practice of calligraphy

Author: Donald M Anderson
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1969] ©1969
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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ART OF WRITTEN FORMS is the first book since the early years of the twentieth century to treat in one comprehensive volume both the historical and practical aspects of letters and writing systems. Drawing together information and illustrations from historic texts and modern research, much of it rare and inaccessible, the book surveys the history, theory, materials, and techniques of calligraphy, typography, and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anderson, Donald M.
Art of written forms.
New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1969]
(OCoLC)551328901
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Anderson
ISBN: 0030686253 9780030686252
OCLC Number: 1193
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 358 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Signs and meaning --
The alphabet to Rome --
Missionary and monastery --
Writing in the late Middle Ages --
Renaissance and change --
Writing masters : brilliance and decline --
The heritage of Gutenberg, Jenson, and Griffo --
Morris, Dada, and Bauhaus --
Calligraphy in revival --
Graphic design and the alphabet --
Structure --
Laboratory experience --
Greek calligraphy --
Aramaic : Syriac, Arabic, and Hebrew --
Aramaic moves east --
Chinese calligraphy.
Responsibility: Donald M. Anderson, University of Wisconsin.

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ART OF WRITTEN FORMS is the first book since the early years of the twentieth century to treat in one comprehensive volume both the historical and practical aspects of letters and writing systems. Drawing together information and illustrations from historic texts and modern research, much of it rare and inaccessible, the book surveys the history, theory, materials, and techniques of calligraphy, typography, and constructed letters.

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