Poetry Madness
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | March 13, 2015

    Hanya Yanagihara: IMG Nine Tips for Finishing That Novel



    My second novel, A Little Life — about a group of men in New York and their friendship over the course of 30 years — will be published... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Art- Calligraphy

Decorative Alphabets and Initials (Dover Pictorial Archives)

by

Decorative Alphabets and Initials (Dover Pictorial Archives) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Ninety-one complete alphabets — medieval to modern — include 3,924 decorative initials, including Victorian novelty and Art Nouveau. These alphabets were obtained from rare, out-of-print books, generally available only in libraries or in the rare-book market. They were reproduced directly from the pages of a large and expensive collection that was made specifically for the production of this volume. Since they are direct reproductions, they will all reproduce again excellently.

The book has been carefully arranged and annotated so that the students of letters and types may have a complete understanding of decorative alphabets and initials. The work is divided into three parts. Part One deals entirely with manuscript initials as they were used from the 8th to the 15th century. It includes Celtic initials, rare designs from the Bible of Charles the Bald, and incised letters from the monument of Richard II in Westminster Abbey. Part Two contains initials from printed books, starting with the 15th century and running through the 18th. Here are the fanciful creations of the 16th-century woodcutters: initials illustrated with children, cherubs, birds, beasts, flowers, legends, and grotesque heads. The works of the later engravers, writing, masters, and baroque and rococo designers follows in order. Part Three attempts to arrange the "great weeds jungle" of Victorian letters and types and concludes with the 20th-century alphabets such as the distinctive wood engravings of Edward Wadsworth. Each section has an historical introduction and each plate has a descriptive caption.

Synopsis:

Ninety-one complete alphabets — medieval to modern — include 3,924 decorative initials, including Victorian novelty and Art Nouveau. These alphabets were obtained from rare, out-of-print books, generally available only in libraries or in the rare-book market.

Synopsis:

Ninety-one complete alphabets — medieval to modern — 3,927 decorative initials, including Victorian novelty and Art Nouveau.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486205441
Editor:
Nesbitt, Alexander,
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Nesbitt, Alexander
Author:
tt
Author:
Alexander Nesbi
Author:
Alexander
Author:
Nesbitt, Alexander
Author:
Nesbitt
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Calligraphy
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Use of Ornament
Subject:
Alphabets
Subject:
Initials
Subject:
Techniques - Calligraphy
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Illustration
Subject:
Art-Calligraphy
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography
Publication Date:
19590631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.75 x 75 in 1.23 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Calligraphy Alphabets Made Easy Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. Monograms and Alphabetic Devices... New Trade Paper $19.95
  3. 2,100 Victorian Monograms (Dover... New Trade Paper $10.95
  4. Understanding Illuminated... New Trade Paper $18.95
  5. Creating Textures in Pen and Ink...
    Used Hardcover $15.95
  6. Sailing Vessels in Authentic Early... Used Trade Paper $5.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Calligraphy
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Clip Art
Business » General
Business » Management
Business » Writing
Pets » Dogs » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General

Decorative Alphabets and Initials (Dover Pictorial Archives) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.95 In Stock
Product details 192 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486205441 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Ninety-one complete alphabets — medieval to modern — include 3,924 decorative initials, including Victorian novelty and Art Nouveau. These alphabets were obtained from rare, out-of-print books, generally available only in libraries or in the rare-book market.
"Synopsis" by ,
Ninety-one complete alphabets — medieval to modern — 3,927 decorative initials, including Victorian novelty and Art Nouveau.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.