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The Art of Illuminated Letters (A Practical Guide for Calligraphers) (2nd Hand Hardback)

SKU B002282

A guide to creating illuminated letters, which offers an overview of the various techniques and materials used today and includes step-by-step demonstrations using styles such as Celtic and Victorian Gothic.

Includes ; an introduction to the history & tools of illumination; guidance on techniques such as decoration, gilding & colouring; step by step instructions for creating twelve illuminated letters.

  • Format : Larger, Squarish 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Good (Sunlight has faded the spine & parts of the front & back of the glossy Dust Jacket - see picture - otherwise Very Good & Almost As New)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - The Arts, Photography & Fashion
  • Published : 1994 (This Edition 1995 - Headline)
  • ISBN : 9780747211129
  • SKU : B002282
  • PPC : SP600gm
  • RRP : £17.99 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Written by Patricia Seligman. Calligraphy by Timothy Noad.

Full Colour & Glossy throughout. 160pp.

External Reviews

"This book is an essential on any calligrapher's bookshelf. Superbly illustrated throughout with step by step guides." - Goodreads Review.

"I have many books on illumination, and this is one of the best. It has step by step how to do bits, and it also has quite a bit of reference material for the more advanced reader. Examples are in full colour, and it also tells you how to construct your own design, giving a skeletal thumbnail to show how a design starts. I recommend this book highly. I know I will get a lot of use out of it." - Amazon Review.

The Author

Patricia Seligman is the author of many books on painting, including Step-by-Step Art School: Oils published by Hamlyn. She works part-time as a curator of the Lennox Boyd Collection of mezzotints.