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The Encyclopedia Of Calligraphy and Illumination

The Encyclopedia Of Calligraphy and Illumination A step-by-step directory of alphabets, illuminated letters and decorative techniques
by Janet Mehigan
Mary Noble
Publisher: Search Press
Edition: Paperback
ISBN 10: 184448064X
ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844480647
Size: 222 x 222 mm
Illustrations: 600
Pages: 160

A step-by-step visual directory of decorative techniques and an inspirational gallery of finished works. Calligraphy can be a work of art in its own right, or it can be used to adorn anything from parchment to pottery. Discover the time-honoured skills of the calligrapher and add beauty and style to greetings cards, correspondence, dinner-table placements, and certificates. An explanation of essential tools, equipment and basic penmanship allows even the novice to begin creating ornate works with ease. Clear step-by-step illustrations introduce each style of alphabet, from traditional gothic scripts to modern flourished italics and decorative borders. Easy to follow instructions explain the techniques for illuminating letters, including burnishing, gilding and creating 3-dimensional effects. A gallery of inspirational works encourages experimentation with different colours, designs and materials.

About The Author

Janet Mehigan has always been interested in calligraphy and lettering; they were her main subjects when she attended art college. She holds a BA(Hons) in Education, is a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and a Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society. She teaches calligraphy and art in Adult Education, holds regular weekend workshops for students and calligraphic societies and is the co-author of The Calligrapher's Companion and Beginner's Guide to Calligraphy. She has also contributed to The Art of Colour Calligraphy. Janet's work is full of colour and interest and she enjoys both traditional and contemporary calligraphy. She also enjoys painting, drawing and working with all art media.

Mary Noble is a freelance calligrapher and an enthusiastic adult education teacher. She trained originally in graphic design and later completed the Advanced Training Scheme of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and was awarded the Advanced Level National Diploma in Calligraphy by The Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society.

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