The Bible Of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury Of Decorative Calligraphy by Margaret MorganThe Bible Of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury Of Decorative Calligraphy by Margaret Morgan

The Bible Of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury Of Decorative Calligraphy

byMargaret MorganForeword byRosemary Buczek

Hardcover | March 1, 2006

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The ancient art of illuminating manuscripts is currently attracting many new enthusiasts among artists, art students, and lovers of calligraphy. The Bible of Illuminated Letters is a volume they'll all want to add to their collections. It presents step-by-step instructions for recreating twelve illuminated alphabets. Among them are Celtic, Saxon, Gothic, Romanesque, Modern Revival, and seven more, including several modern scripts. Detailed diagrams instruct on creating upper- and lower-case letters, as well as on ways for designing borders and decorations. More ambitious students can also follow clear directions for gilding--decorating with gold leaf--as was originally done in medieval European monasteries. Readers and students of illumination who open this book will find: a history of illumination; required tools, techniques, and materials for illuminating; instruction in layout and design; and steps to follow in order to create 12 alphabet styles. This beautiful book also features a picture gallery of outstanding historical and contemporary illuminated letters, as well as a glossary and index. More than 400 inspiring color illustrations in total.

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Margaret Morgan is a professional calligrapher and an Associate of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society. She regularly accepts both public and private commissions and conducts calligraphy workshops.

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Title:The Bible Of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury Of Decorative CalligraphyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 7.75 × 5.75 × 1.15 inPublished:March 1, 2006Publisher:Barron's Educational SeriesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0764158201

ISBN - 13:9780764158209

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