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The British Library companion to calligraphy, illumination & heraldry : a history and practical guide

Author: Patricia Lovett; British Library.
Publisher: London : British Library, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to calligraphy, illumination and heraldry. It examines the historical roots of each subject before considering modern approaches. There are practical projects ranging from the simple to the  Read more...

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Lovett, Patricia.
British Library companion to calligraphy, illumination & heraldry.
London : British Library, 2000
(OCoLC)744695426
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Lovett; British Library.
ISBN: 0712346805 9780712346801
OCLC Number: 44915215
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (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.
Responsibility: Patricia Lovett.

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