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eBook Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography) ePub

by Marc Drogin

  • ISBN: 0486261425
  • Category: Decorative Arts and Design
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Marc Drogin
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised ed. edition (November 1, 1989)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1377 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1360 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 637

Description

Most books on calligraphy are heavy on technique (unfortunately modernized ); more of a reference . Drogin explains the pressures of the day, the movement of people, the politics and other factors that went into the development from one script to another.

Most books on calligraphy are heavy on technique (unfortunately modernized ); more of a reference than a good read. Included are dozens of pictures of original documents so that you can see the scripts in their native habitat. The author also includes technical notes on each script, though full alphabets are not included.

By Marc Drogin The most fascinating period in the highly interesting history of calligraphy, the Middle Ages saw the origins of many graceful and dramatic lettering designs. You can re-create these in. More information.

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In addition to fascinating facts about the origin and development of medieval scripts, Medieval Calligraphy also shows you how to duplicate medieval techniques with modern writing tools. Mr. Drogin has rounded out the book with helpful lists of suppliers of tools and materials, American and European sources for facsimiles and books, calligraphic societies, a bibliography, index, and more.

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International Exhibition of Calligraphy – 2021. Spirited history, comprehensive instruction manual covers 13 important writing styles (ca. 4th century thru 15th). Great Chinese Calligraphy and Painting: One Belt – One Road exhibition '2019. Exhibition of Great Russian and Chinese calligraphy in State Duma. Exhibition dedicated to Victory day '2018. Fascinating facts about Roman Rustic, Uncial, Carolingian Minuscule, Early Gothic, 8 other styles; all examples beautifully photographed. Detailed directions for duplicating medieval techniques with modern tools.

"Vastly rewarding and illuminating." — American Artist This comprehensive history and instruction manual contains, in one volume, thirteen significant medieval scripts, with a history of the evolution of the alphabets, and fascinating background material on the scribes, their world, and how writing styles changed over a thousand years. Moreover, it is the only modern book that provides clearly described, brilliantly photographed, and accurately reproduced examples of both major and minor hands along with explicit directions for writing them. The author — a professional calligrapher of medieval styles, as well as illuminator, writer, and teacher — presents a spirited historical account of thirteen important writing styles developed from about the fourth century to the end of the fifteenth. These include Roman Rustic, Uncial, Carolingian Minuscule, Early Gothic, Luxeuil Minuscule, Gothic Littera Bastarda , and seven other distinctive hands. The text explains how and why different styles evolved, why certain devices, codes, and abbreviations were used, and how form and function interacted. In addition to fascinating facts about the origin and development of medieval scripts, Medieval Calligraphy also shows you how to duplicate medieval techniques with modern writing tools. Thorough instructions and sharply detailed, full-page photographs of the original alphabets explain pen angles and stroke sequences for each letter and capital. By carefully studying and practicing the techniques described, calligraphers will be able to master some of history's most interesting and influential scripts. Mr. Drogin has rounded out the book with helpful lists of suppliers of tools and materials, American and European sources for facsimiles and books, calligraphic societies, a bibliography, index, and more.

Comments

Funky Funky
I have a whole bookshelf full of books on calligraphy, but this title is extraordinary. The author wrote it in 1980 as a frustrated calligraphy teacher who wanted a comprehensive book for his students. He felt that most other books on the subject were either too simple and glossed over important information, or were written for scholars and therefore inaccessible to the average student. “Medieval Calligraphy” is the result, and an impressive one it is!

The book is full of history and technique, but more importantly, it’s eminently readable. Most books on calligraphy are heavy on technique (unfortunately “modernized”); more of a reference than a good read. I sat and read the book as if it were a novel, looking forward each day to my private reading time, and as with reading any good novel I was sad to come to the end.

The scripts are explained in chronological order so there is a clear historical line drawn from, say, Roman Rustic to Roman half-uncial and the scripts in between. Drogin explains the pressures of the day, the movement of people, the politics and other factors that went into the development from one script to another. Included are dozens of pictures of original documents so that you can see the scripts in their native habitat. The author also includes technical notes on each script, though full alphabets are not included. Other interesting sections show page layout used by the scribes and also how to order facsimiles.

If you are passionate about calligraphy and are hungry for more than mere technical guidance, I highly recommend this book.
Taur Taur
I cannot believe my luck finding this book. I was doing a lot of research on Medieval handwriting and paleography for an art project. I want to create original art using different types of scripts along with some knowledge I have about Old and Middle English. Originally I tried to blow the letters up and trace them, but it didn't work well because the letters varied a bit in size over different pages (had to use different pages because for instance a capital Q isn't found very often).

I decided to try to learn the writing styles myself. I found this book and thought I might as well try it. It is PERFECT. I was expecting it maybe to show different styles, but it actually teaches you how to write them. I'm amazed that this book wasn't written exactly for my project. It even has a picture of the specific manuscript I had used for my tracing attempt.

I also wanted to add that my art will be given to others who may not be well-versed in letters like wynn, a w that looks like a p. I had considered trying to make modern letters for that reason. But lo and behold, this book has modern letters already made for me for scripts with old-fashioned ones.

The author also clearly cares a lot about this subject and it shows. It's a wonderful book that I will treasure.
Shadowredeemer Shadowredeemer
What and amazing book. Step by step pen strokes not so easy to follow sometimes and layouts not easy to reference when writing. But if you are already familiar with calligraphy type writing styles this is not a real problem, just maybe not good for an absolute beginner. And as far as history, explanation and illustration of writing styles goes it is amazing and the best I have found. My go to handwriting book and definitely an essential book if you are into any type of medieval calligraphy styles.
Xcorn Xcorn
Unless the author is a complete liar, this book is a real work of scholarship. He seems to have read a stack of references and looked at original manuscripts to make sure he knew what orders the strokes were made (the "ductus"). In spite of that, he gives alphabets that are practicable and contain modern letters.
CONVERSE CONVERSE
When first I became interested in calligraphy and illumination, I was told that I absolutely must have this book in my library. So I bought it as well as a number of other texts that have come in very handy over the past few years. I've seen many people reference this book, but the few times that I opened it, I only glanced at it and put it down. I don't think that I was ready for the very heavy material and density of information that is in this book. However I now find myself paging through, and have truly fallen in love with it. If you are interested in getting into calligraphy or medieval text studies, you absolutely must have this book. I'm so lucky to have bought this book, it was like finding a treasure on my bookshelf.
Helo Helo
Great book. Incredible price. Provides a fascinating history along with a thorough "how to" for each font. At the price you could expect much less so it was a real delight to find such a thorough and readable treatment. I hope this book sets the standard for all new books to follow.
Jockahougu Jockahougu
Some calligraphy skills website recommended this book and this is really helpful especially for medieval calligraphy. It divides two section, one is 'history' and the other is 'technique'.
English is not my first language so I was bit afraid to reading but this book is really easy to understand, quite interesting about the history part. Technique part is the most helpful in this book. Roman rustic, Carolingian, and many Gothic text variations are beautiful, easy to write, and there's some tip for writing a calligraphy. Furthermore, this book is just calligraphy book and doesn't have an illumination skills, so if you want to look illumination, check another book.
Love love love this book! Great history of calligraphy as well as a dozen fonts with easy to understand instructions as well as examples of the historical text they are pulled from. Found this book at the local library, loved it so much I bought my own copy. Good for beginning calligraphers with a passion for history.