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Celtic Initials & Alphabets

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Publisher Comments:

Few languages contain as many expressive, lyrical, powerful scripts as the two millennia of Celtic writings. This magnificent collection will prove enlightening to lovers of Celtic lore as well as practical to graphic designers. The hundreds of initials and alphabets shown here demonstrate a sweeping range of cursive pen strokes and decorative letters. The art of using initial letters to summarize the content of a book receives expert attention, and so do unusual techniques such as the triquetra, a three-pointed knot formed from three intersecting arcs; the diaper, the art of repeating geometric patterns; and the pelta, an abstract Celtic motif built out of triangles.

Synopsis:

This magnificent collection of Celtic scripts contains hundreds of initials and alphabets demonstrating a sweeping range of cursive pen strokes and decorative letters. The art of using initial letters to summarize the content of a book receives expert attention, as do unusual techniques such as the triquetra, a three-pointed knot; the diaper; the pelta, an abstract Celtic motif built out of triangles; and repeating geometric patterns.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780713728040
Other:
Davis, Courtney
Author:
Davis, Courtney
Publisher:
Cassell Illustrated
Location:
London :
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Calligraphy
Subject:
Celtic Languages
Subject:
Alphabets
Subject:
Decoration and ornament, Celtic
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Celtic
Subject:
Calligraphy, Celtic.
Subject:
Techniques - Calligraphy
Subject:
FICTION - FICTION TRD PB
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
105-170
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 b/w illus.,
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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This magnificent collection of Celtic scripts contains hundreds of initials and alphabets demonstrating a sweeping range of cursive pen strokes and decorative letters. The art of using initial letters to summarize the content of a book receives expert attention, as do unusual techniques such as the triquetra, a three-pointed knot; the diaper; the pelta, an abstract Celtic motif built out of triangles; and repeating geometric patterns.

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