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B3888. Roots and Wings / Pieper
Roots and Wings: The Art of Calligraphy 1982-2012/ Wurzeln und Flügel: Schriftkunst by Katharina Pieper. 2012. 240pp. 8.5 "x 11.3 ". Hardcover

Presents the work and words of Katharina Pieper (text in English & German). Also includes (in German with an English summary): Silvia Werfel on the history of calligraphy in Germany, Françoise Mathis Sandmaier on KP in the context of modernity, and Mary Noble on England.



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B3154. Calligrapher's Garden / Massoudy
The Calligrapher's Garden by Hassan Massoudy. Second edition. 2009, 2012. 128pp. 7x5.5. Paper

This beautiful book is available again in a smaller format.

In this feast for the eyes, Massoudy's elegant calligraphy depicts the four seasons of the garden. From the icy palettes of winter to delicate spring growth, and from the dazzling sunshine and blooms of summer through the fading hues of autumn, he captures in calligraphy what countless poets have crafted with words. The proverb or quotation that inspired each artwork is handwritten in Arabic by Massoudy alongside the English texts on the facing page. Hassan Massoudy was born in Najaf, Iraq. He moved to France in 1969.



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B4069. Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books / Stablein
B4069. Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books by Marilyn Stablein. 2015. 90pp. 8"x8". Paper.

This catalog of Stablein’s book art presents 38 works through full-color, full-page photos. The books use a variety of handmade and decorative papers, unusual materials, and a variety of binding structures, such as carousel book, flag book, and piano hinge. The books are divided into categories, including visual and travel journals, altered books, and book art objects. Marilyn Stablein’s award-winning artist’s books are in both private and public collections. In addition, her books have appeared in the pages of Bound & Lettered, have been exhibited across the US, and are featured in 1,000 Artist Books and 500 Artist Books. 77 color photos.

“This collection of Marilyn Stablein’s artist’s books is a gem. Warm and witty, personal and political, her book creations are all rich in color, form, and texture. Each one shows us the depth of her vision.” -- Judith Golden



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B4123. Lines to Live By / Gold
B4123. Lines to Live By: Thoughts on being a 21st-century calligrapher by Mike Gold. 32pp. 8"x8". Paperbound.

Commercial artist and lettering designer Mike Gold shares his thoughts on making contemporary lettering, accompanied by 44 beautiful, full-color examples of his calligraphic compositions.



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SD9. Letters From New York #2
Letters from New York #2. 2006. 80pp. 8.5" x 5.25". Paper

Book shows common signs of shelf-wear

Art work on cover by Karen Charatan. Issue highlights Lettering Arts on buildings and streets around New York City in an article by Paul Shaw.



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B4131. Massimo Polello: Works
B4131. Massimo Polello: Works. 6.25"x6.25". 2008. 48pp (including covers). Single sheets bound with a metal post.

A collection of works, each accompanied by one or more greatly enlarged detail images. The very brief text is in English and Italian, the captions in English. Includes artist statement, brief recent bio, and a list of awards and exhibitions. Very limited supply.



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B4129. Traité de la Peinture: Extraits / da Vinci & Polello
B4129. Traité de la Peinture: Extraits (Treatise on Painting: Excerpts) by Leonardo de Vinci. Calligraphy by Massimo Polello. 2008. 80pp. 6.25"x12.75". Paper

Each spread presents a passage from Leonardo’s Treatise on Painting in both French and Italian, each with a calligraphic initial letter, along with a work by Massimo.



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B4128. Alice: A Survey of the Calligraphy of Alice
B4128. Alice: A Survey of the Calligraphy of Alice by Jerry Kelly. 2017. 8"x11.5". Hardcover

This book is due March/April 2017. Free media mail shipping on pre-publication orders (USA only). Preorder your copy now. Your credit card won’t be charged until the book ships. Note: for delayed payment with PayPal, email your order, rather than ordering through our website.

Alice Koeth, known professionally simply as Alice, is one of the most respected calligraphers in the world today, though relatively few of her works have been published in book form. The vast majority of her graphic output remains unseen and uncollected. This book, compiled, with Alice’s active participation, has over 140 illustrations, showing the depth and breadth of her artistry. Jerry's introduction and Donald Jackson's eloquent appreciation set her work in context. Most works are illustrated in color, many are presented full-page.
Over a career spanning more than 60 years, Alice’s artistry exemplifies taste, technique, wit, and her own unique graphic style. A keen understanding of craft, respect for tools, and interest in historical forms have contributed to her command of various calligraphic styles, written with extraordinary skill. Best known are her masterful posters for The Morgan Library from the 60s & 70s, which have been graciously photographed by the Morgan for this book. More of her graphic work was created for a wide assortment of clients—commercial enterprises, publishers, universities, organizations, and individuals.



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B4141. Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter/Hansen
B4141. Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter by Thomas Hansen. 2004. 200pp. 8.2"x9.8". Paper


It's said that you can't judge a book by its cover. George Salter, a legendary figure in the field of book design, never subscribed to this belief. For more than forty years, his beautifully drawn and lettered covers served as elegant windows onto the works of such revered authors as Albert Camus, John Dos Passos, Jack London, and Thomas Mann. Salter had the rare ability to reduce the illustrated dust-jacket -- a new part of the book package -- to its essential elements. He could visually evoke -- with typography, calligraphy, and pictorial imagery -- the contents of any given book.




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B4143. Unlocking the Words: A Book of Quotes /Ayers
B4143. Unlocking the Words: A Book of Quotes. Collected and compiled by Gay Ayers. 2016. 100pp. 8.5"x11". Paper

Over the years, calligrapher Gay Ayers has recorded phrases and longer texts that have caught her attention: adages, aphorisms, clichés, epigrams, verses of poetry, and prose passages - words of wit and wisdom (and occasionally stupidity). Most, but not all, are identified or attributed, some with the name of the work they come from. The passages are presented in categories, from "Aging & Birthdays," "Art," and "Architechture" to "Trees," "Wind," and "Women." Sprinkled among quotes from more widely known personages are words of calligraphers, including Nancy Culmone, Karlgeorg Hoefer, Michael Hughey, Lloyd Reynolds, Carl Rohrs, Peter Thornton, and Hermann Zapf.



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