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.
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.
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.
B2246. Celebrating American Poetry Celebrating American Poetry. An Exhibition of Contemporary Letter Arts. Paper. 32pp. 8.5"x11" Paper.
Exhibit catalog for the calligraphy and poetry competition sponsored by Letter Arts Review and the Fry Art Museum (Seattle, WA). Of the 50 pieces in the exhibit, 30 are illustrated in the catalog, 20 in full color. Raphael Boguslav was the judge for the show. Included are books and bowls, as well as, pieces on paper and vellum. Many of the artists have provided a brief statement on their piece.
B1535. Una Hoja del Arbol de la Vida B1535. Una hoja del arbol de la vida
1990. 20pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.
This exhibit catalog contains full color reproductions of 24 pieces from a calligraphy exhibition in memory of Guillermo Rodriguez-Benitez held in September 1990. Includes work by John Woodcock, Robert Boyajian, Hermann Zapf, John Stevens, Werner Schneider, Donald Jackson and others. Suzanne Moore.
B2929. While You're Reading / Unger B2929.While You’re Reading by Gerard Unger. 2007. 240pp. 6.75"x9.5". Hardcover
This book is about everything that happens while you are reading - in front of your eyes and inside your head - and about what type designers, typographers, and graphic designers bring to a page to make reading happen. Renowned type designer Gerard Unger explores topics including legibility, invisible typography, pattern recognition, the reading process, the ergonomics of letterforms, the universe of signs, and typographic illusions.
B1897. Kunstraum Kalligrafie / Propfe Kunstraum Kalligrafie by Joachim Propfe. 2011. 239pp. 9.25"x10.25". Hardcover
Full of Propfe's calligraphic compostions on walls. A wide variety of styles, all wonderfully reproduced. Includes instructon on hands and lettering on wall. Text is in German.
Worth the price, especially if you read German.