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The Bible of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy

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By Margaret Morgan

Artists, art enthusiasts, and calligraphers are rediscovering the ancient art of illuminating manuscripts. The Bible of Illuminated Letters presents step-by-step instructions for recreating illuminated alphabets from six historical periods, including Celtic, Saxon, Gothic, and Romanesque. Follow detailed diagrams for upper- and lower-case letters, and explore your own creativity with designing borders and decorations. Learn the art of gildingdecorating with gold leaf and how it was involved in creating medieval European monasteries. Readers and students of illumination who open this book will find: a history of illumination; required tools, techniques, and materials for illuminating; instruction in layout and design; and steps to follow in order to create 12 alphabet styles. This beautiful book also features a picture gallery of outstanding historical and contemporary illuminated letters, as well as a glossary and index.

256 pages, over 400 full-color illustrations. 6 3/4'' x 8''. Hardcover.

  • 256 pages
  • Over 400 full-color illustrations
  • 6 3/4'' x 8''
  • Hardcover

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Description

By Margaret Morgan

Artists, art enthusiasts, and calligraphers are rediscovering the ancient art of illuminating manuscripts. The Bible of Illuminated Letters presents step-by-step instructions for recreating illuminated alphabets from six historical periods, including Celtic, Saxon, Gothic, and Romanesque. Follow detailed diagrams for upper- and lower-case letters, and explore your own creativity with designing borders and decorations. Learn the art of gildingdecorating with gold leaf and how it was involved in creating medieval European monasteries. Readers and students of illumination who open this book will find: a history of illumination; required tools, techniques, and materials for illuminating; instruction in layout and design; and steps to follow in order to create 12 alphabet styles. This beautiful book also features a picture gallery of outstanding historical and contemporary illuminated letters, as well as a glossary and index.

256 pages, over 400 full-color illustrations. 6 3/4'' x 8''. Hardcover.





  • 256 pages
  • Over 400 full-color illustrations
  • 6 3/4'' x 8''
  • Hardcover


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