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Histoire de la Calligraphie Française (2006)

ISBN: 9782226172839
Author(s): Claude Mediavilla
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2006
Publisher: Albin Michel
Total Pages: 335
Illustrations: Lavishly illustrated

£200.00

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Text in French. The result of passionate research, this book is the first synthesis on the history of French calligraphy. From the Roman capital to the English, via the uncial, carolina or Gothic, we discover the metamorphoses of the Latin script throughout the history of France. For each writing, the author sets the context of its appearance and describes its genesis, establishes its morphological characteristics and proposes study boards made specifically for this book. We will also find, at the end of some chapters, the biographies of some sixty great masters, living stories that highlight not only the contribution of each of them to calligraphic art, but also entire sections of the history of our culture. The set is illustrated by more than three hundred exceptional documents, often unpublished, which come from the world’s largest libraries. Both erudite and practical, rich in precise indications on the art and technique of calligraphy (the size of the calame, the making of the ink, the position of the body and the hand, etc.), containing a prodigious paleographic treasure, this unique sum combines the sumptuousness of the art book with the precision of the reference work.

Condition: Some slight shelf-wear to edges of dust-jacket, otherwise very goo

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