The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy

The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy

The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing-- History, Craft, Technique

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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 (Japanese), Thuluth (Arabic), Ü-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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Sterling Pub., [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781402733680
Branch Call Number: 745.6103 WOR
Characteristics: xi, 308 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Calderhead, Christopher
Cohen, Holly


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Sep 07, 2017

A beautiful book, and practical. It describes writing materials, writing systems, and gives diagrams on forming the individual "letters" of each of the predominant world scripts. An inspiring resource: gorgeous, informative and practical. Truly an encyclopedia.

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