The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy
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iscover the captivating beauty of calligraphy from around the world with this sumptuous step-by-step guide! Highlighting 55 living scripts - including Roman Carolingian, Japanese Hiragana, and Hebrew Yerushalmi- - each informative entry features an overview of the style's origins, traditions, and unique characteristics; distinctions between majuscule and miniscule; the kind of writing system used; and the principal writing tool. Hardcover.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Sterling
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 10.00 X 10.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1402733682
ISBN-13: 9781402733680

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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.

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