Synopses & Reviews
A highly interesting facet of the work of a master eloquent in various spheres of art, this historically important little book is principally concerned with setting up precise rules for the geometric construction of Roman capitals. Written by Dürer in 1525.
A republication of the 1917 translation of the sixteenth-century German artist's instructional treatise on the geometric construction of Roman capitals, with precise directions for each letter and general directions for Gothic capitals and miniscules.
Renaissance artist explains design of Roman majuscules by geometry, also Gothic lower and capitals. Grolier Club edition.