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The History and Technique of Lettering

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Publisher Comments:

This comprehensive, well-illustrated volume ranges from the earliest pictographs and hieroglyphics to the work of 20th-century designers. Subjects include early writing forms; Roman lettering; runes and medieval hands; the Carolingian minuscule and derivative types; humanistic writing and derivative fonts; and much more. 89 complete alphabets and more than 165 additional specimens.

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Reprint of the 1950 Prentice-Hall volume titled Lettering: The History and Technique of Lettering as Design. Both a history and a how-to-guide, this work chronicles the development of letter forms from the point of view of the artist or typographer, ranging from the earliest pictographs and hieroglyphics to 20th-century works. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Comprehensive, well-illustrated volume chronicles writing through ages: Roman lettering, runes, medieval hands, Carolingian minuscule, and derivative types, more. 89 complete alphabets, more than 165 additional specimens.

Synopsis:

This comprehensive, well-illustrated volume ranges from the earliest pictographs and hieroglyphics to the work of 20th-century designers. Subjects include early writing forms; Roman lettering; runes and medieval hands; the Carolingian minuscule and derivative types; humanistic writing and derivative fonts; and much more. 89 complete alphabets and more than 165 additional specimens.

Synopsis:

This comprehensive, well-illustrated volume ranges from the earliest pictographs and hieroglyphics to the work of 20th-century designers. Subjects include early writing forms; Roman lettering; runes and medieval hands; the Carolingian minuscule and derivative types; humanistic writing and derivative fonts; and much more. 89 complete alphabets and more than 165 additional specimens.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-293) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486402819
Author:
Nesbitt, Alexander
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Calligraphy
Subject:
Lettering
Subject:
Caligraphy
Subject:
Techniques - Calligraphy
Subject:
Art-Calligraphy
Edition Number:
New Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography
Series Volume:
147
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.16 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Comprehensive, well-illustrated volume chronicles writing through ages: Roman lettering, runes, medieval hands, Carolingian minuscule, and derivative types, more. 89 complete alphabets, more than 165 additional specimens.
"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive, well-illustrated volume ranges from the earliest pictographs and hieroglyphics to the work of 20th-century designers. Subjects include early writing forms; Roman lettering; runes and medieval hands; the Carolingian minuscule and derivative types; humanistic writing and derivative fonts; and much more. 89 complete alphabets and more than 165 additional specimens.
"Synopsis" by ,
This comprehensive, well-illustrated volume ranges from the earliest pictographs and hieroglyphics to the work of 20th-century designers. Subjects include early writing forms; Roman lettering; runes and medieval hands; the Carolingian minuscule and derivative types; humanistic writing and derivative fonts; and much more. 89 complete alphabets and more than 165 additional specimens.
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