B3244. Calligraphy / Lach Calligraphy by Denise Lach. 2009. 192pp. 9.25" x 10.25". Paperback
This striking and original book is a gallery of Lach’s calligraphic work and techniques. She presents the tools she uses in her work, each with illustrative examples: broad-edge nibs, Automatic pens, Pilot Parallel pens, music nibs (for writing the notes, not the 5-line staff the notes are placed on), plus reed pens & bamboo pens, felt-tip pens, and brushes. There are multi-page sections on using the ruling pen, cola pen (made from an aluminum soda can), and pipettes as lettering tools. Lach briefly discusses - using visual examples - line weight, letter and line spacing, rotation, setting a rhythm, pen position & speed, variations on a theme, organic shapes, concentric compositions, serifs, and depth & density. Then you see how she creates letterforms using stamping with unconventional materials. Examples of stamping include a row of glue-together toothpicks, sharpened sticks, an ordinary cork, foam rubber and sponge. She shows examples of combining tools and techniques in one piece. Throughout the book, with calligraphic compositions from her hand and the photos that inspired them, she invites us to look closely at details and textures in nature, expand our powers of observation and find creative ideas in the world around us.
B3124. Parallel Pen Wizardry Book / Broadbent Parallel Pen Wizardry (Book) by Brenda Broadbent. 2003. 24pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
This instructional book for the popular Parallel Pen will help you explore this very versatile calligraphy fountain pen. To start with are cartridge tips and tricks and instructions for using other writing fluids: inks (including acrylics), watercolor, and gouache. Includes a chart of waterproof inks that have worked well in the Parallel Pen. Writing and drawing with the pen are explored: monoline, flourishes, color blending, expressive and experimental forms, writing on fabric. Sample alphabets: Gothicized Italic (Sheila Waters), Gothic (Ward Dunham), Uncial (Gina Jonas).
B2783. Calligraphic Line / Burgert The Calligraphic Line: Thoughts on the Art of Writing
By Hans-Joachim Burgert. 2nd edition. Translated by Brody Neuenschwander. (1989) 2002. Approx 177pp. 8.5"x11". Paper Spiral.
Presents Burgert's perspective on the role of form and function in calligraphy and writing, the history of the graphic form (symbol/writing/calligraphy), the need and development of cursive writing and alphabets. The second section presents Burgert’s thoughts on the place of calligraphy in the Western world after the invention of printing from type and its relationship to type. Note that this is a photocopy reproduction. The quality of the illustrations vary, but all are photocopies.
B2132. Calligraphy / Mediavilla Calligraphy
By Claude Mediavilla. 1996. 336 pp. 10" x 13". Hardcover.
An encyclopedic treatment of calligraphy: tools and materials, the history of writing & script, the historical hands (Roman caps, rustic, Roman cursive, uncial, Carolingian, gothic scripts, Renaissance writing styles - including 22 model alphabets with ductus), the writing masters, the
20th century calligraphic revival and calligraphy & abstract painting. 490 illustrations, 200 in color. Full of color illustrations from historical sources and from contemporary scribes. It is also full of Mediavilla’s work which is seldom seen in the USA. Worth the price.
B1012. Under Milk Wood/Thomas [Waters] Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices
By Dylan Thomas. 1989. 80pp. 9"x13". Hardcover
Commissioned by a private collector in 1961and completed in 1978, the 76-page manuscript is now exquisitely reproduced, each page in full color. The elaborate title
page is embossed into the cover. Of the 26 illustrations, six are text column length. The script is Sheila Waters’ personal style of Carolingian.
B2473. Aathegither: Works of Howard Glasser Aathegither: The Works of Howard Glasser 2001. 32pp. 5.5"x8.5". Paper. Signed.
Small catalog of logotypes, papercuts, broadsides, and typeface design for an exhibit in the fall of 2001. Foreword by Paul Shaw. Introduction by Glasser. Set in calligraphic based, digital types designed by Glasser.
B3055. Edward Johnston: Lettering & Life Edward Johnston: Lettering and Life by Ewan Clayton and Phil Baines. 2007. 96pp. 8"x10.5". Paper
Explores Johnston’s life and work and the influence he had on typography and calligraphy. It provides a fresh look at Johnston with 56 color and 43 b&w images of his work, along with about 25 photos from the Johnston family photograph album (including six of him in Canada in 1898).
B1000. Schriftkunst - Letter Art/Hoefer B1000. Schriftkunst/Letterart
By Karlgeorg Hoefer. 1989. 95pp. 8"x8.5". Hardcover.
A collection of articles on Hoefer and his calligraphy and type design by Hermann Zapf, Dieter Leitner, Larry Brady, Gottfried Pott, Sheila Waters and others. Over 45 illustrations, most full page, of his calligraphy and type designs. 11 in full color. Hoefer is a master of the brush letter. Text in German and English. Edition of 1800. From Germany. Finely printed.
Glen Epstein’s popular multi-media presentation of three of his hand lettered and illustrated
books: Tom Traubert’s Blues, New Orleans and Pasties is now available on DVD. The presentation has had rave reviews at several summer conferences.
B900. Words of Risk / Gullick B900. Words of Risk: The Art of Thomas Ingmire
By Michael Gullick. 1989. 90pp. 65 illus., many in full color. 9" x 12". Paper
Using words as subjects, Ingmire's work has progressed from the transcription of texts to complex multi-layered visual statements. His juxtaposition of and interplay between words and images challenge the traditional role of calligraphy as "decorated writing." The book describes the work and working process of Ingmire and reproduces virtually all of his major pieces, many in full color.