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Left-Handed Calligraphy
Left-Handed Calligraphy
by Vance Studley
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The art of beautiful handwriting is no more difficult to master for the left-handed than for the right-handed student. But the left-handed writer requires a special orientation which most guidebooks on the subject do not provide. This excellent study... (read more)

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Animated Alphabet
Animated Alphabet
by Marie Angel
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Almost thirty years ago, Marie Angel was commissioned by Philip Hofer of the Houghton Library, Harvard University, to create a new 'Animated Alphabet', one that would be comprised of animals Angel knew and loved (and her knowledge of animals, as well as... (read more)

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79 Decorative Alphabets for Designers and Craftspeople (Dover Pictorial Archives)
79 Decorative Alphabets for Designers and Craftspeople (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Carol Belanger Grafton
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Comprising over 2,000 unusual copyright-free letters, this volume offers graphic artists, designers, needleworkers, and other craftspeople an extremely useful and versatile resource. Seventy-nine complete alphabets, selected from rare late-19th- and... (read more)

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Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy: Instructions and Over 150 Examples (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy: Instructions and Over 150 Examples (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by E. A. Lupfer
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"The law of harmony in flourishing is the same as in love. As long as everything goes along smoothly, harmony prevails. But as soon as some rival crosses the pathway, especially in a diagonal way, there is likely to be trouble in camp. Therefore see... (read more)

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Illuminated Letter Designs (International Design Library)
Illuminated Letter Designs (International Design Library)
by Muriel Parker
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Each letter of the alphabet is filled with miniature scenes and figures interwoven with artistry, wit and ingenuity.... (read more)

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Calligraphy [With 50 Instructional Cards and Calligraphy Pen and Nibs, Ink Cartridges] (Visual Deck Set)
Calligraphy [With 50 Instructional Cards and Calligraphy Pen and Nibs, Ink Cartridges] (Visual Deck Set)
by Thunder Bay (cor)
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Calligraphy, from the Greek for beautiful writing, is an ancient art. In todays world of emails and text messages, hand lettering offers a way to personalize your messages. Calligraphy: Visual Deck Set has everything you need to begin writing beautiful... (read more)

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Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts
Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts
by Marc Michael Epstein
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"There is simply no other book like this. Enlightening, accessible, and superbly written in a clear and jargon-free style, it makes a much-needed contribution to our knowledge of Jewish visual and literary cultures. It will no doubt be a coveted volume."-... (read more)

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Illuminated Initials in Full Color: 548 Designs (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Illuminated Initials in Full Color: 548 Designs (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Carol Belanger Grafton
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Among the glories of extant medieval manuscripts are the splendid illuminated initials in which geometric, curvilinear, animal, religious and other motifs intertwine to form extraordinarily beautiful and decorative letters. For this striking volume... (read more)

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calligraphy (Complete Idiot's Guides)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calligraphy (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Jane Eldershaw
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Youre no idiot, of course. You know that calligraphy enhances everything from elegant invitations to official documents. The art of beautiful handwriting has been around for centuries, and those who have mastered it have a skill thats both lucrative and... (read more)

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The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering: Master Techniques for Traditional and Contemporary Handwritten Fonts (Collector's)
The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering: Master Techniques for Traditional and Contemporary Handwritten Fonts (Collector's)
by Cari Ferraro
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In a world saturated by computer-generated fonts, more and more artists and crafters are turning to the organic art of hand lettering. The Art of Calligraphy and Lettering offers a broad scope of instruction, starting with basic calligraphic alphabets... (read more)

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2,100 Victorian Monograms (Dover Pictorial Archives)
2,100 Victorian Monograms (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Karl Klimsch
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The noted Victorian-era designer Karl Klimsch excelled in the use of clean lines, shading, and three-dimensional effects in rendering the elements of decorative alphabets. His exceptional skills are notably evident in this comprehensive compilation of... (read more)

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The Medieval Flower Book
The Medieval Flower Book
by Celia Fisher
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In our modern world, the spiny-stemmed flowers, intertwined leaves, and delicate pink blossoms of the rubus fruticosus, or common blackberry bramble, might catch the eye of the casual observer or weekend gardener. Pleasant, prolific, and decorative... (read more)

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Greek Mythology in Byzantine Art (Princeton Legacy Library)
Greek Mythology in Byzantine Art (Princeton Legacy Library)
by Kurt Weitzmann
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Kurt Weitzmann demonstrates that the postulated miniatures of the handbook that goes under the name of Apollodorus migrated into other texts, of which the commentary of Pseudo-Nonnus--attached to several homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus--and the... (read more)

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Concise Elementary Grammar Of... (06 Edition)
Concise Elementary Grammar Of... (06 Edition)
by Gonda
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A standard course book for students of linguistics.... (read more)

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The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques
The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques
by Diana Hardy Wilson
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Create beautiful calligraphy for your projects, whether it's lettering in a scrapbook or photo album, on invitations, or as a way to enhance another craft. It's easy to practice the alphabets from diagrams showing the sequence and direction of the... (read more)

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An Introduction to Japanese Kanji Calligraphy
An Introduction to Japanese Kanji Calligraphy
by Kunii Takezaki
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The word calligraphy literally means "beautiful writing." It is an art form that can be found in most civilizations with a written script. Originally developed to stress the importance of culture, religion and philosophy, over time calligraphy in most... (read more)

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Calligraphy Magic: How to Create Lettering, Knotwork, Coloring and More
Calligraphy Magic: How to Create Lettering, Knotwork, Coloring and More
by Carl Buziak
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Transform ordinary handwritten pieces into unique, artistic keepsakes, Calligraphy Magic makes the art of decorative lettering fun and achievable - even if you're a beginner. Take it one simple pen-stroke at a time. Following Cari Buziak's clear visual... (read more)

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Digital Calligraphy: How to Create Perfect Lettering from Your Desktop
Digital Calligraphy: How to Create Perfect Lettering from Your Desktop
by George Thomson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 156-157) and index.... (read more)

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Simple Stroke Calligraphy
Simple Stroke Calligraphy
by Marci Donley
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Calligraphy at its finest is an art, but these techniques enable anyone to master a simple yet elegant script for everyday use. The trick: the way every single stroke in every single letter is taught step by step, in sequence. The beginner is never... (read more)

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Gothic and Old English Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Gothic and Old English Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Dan X. Solo
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Gothic or black-letter script, practiced by many medieval scribes, was a principal model for printer's type when printing was first invented. Characteristic thick strokes and stress on points and angles give the style a power and dignity that transcends... (read more)

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