The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy
The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing-- History, Craft, TechniqueBook - 2011
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., 
Copyright Date: ©2011
Branch Call Number: 745.6103 WOR
Characteristics: xi, 308 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,26 cm