B2922. Hans Joachim Burgert Malerie/Painting Hans Joachim Burgert: Malerei. 2006. 78pp. 9.5"x11".
For those who want to add to their Hans Joachim Burgert
collection, this is a full color book of his paintings 1979-2006. All are of men and women alone, in pairs and in groups, clothed and nude. I’ve seen a few examples of
these works reproduced in black & white, but it was wonderful to see them in color. Included is a two page spread of photos of the artist. Introductory material and titles in German. There are no examples of his lettering.
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.
B2244. Belle Lettere Belle Lettere.
1997. 168pp. 9.5" x 12". 200 illustrations, almost all in full color. Hardcover.
***3/2018: We are currently out of stock of this book. We do not know when we will recieve more copies. If you order this book we will backorder it and contact you upon it's arrival.***
This full-color book presents the best works from the entries for the Belle Lettere Prize. It is a glorious volume filled with full-page and detail color shots of the expressive calligraphic pieces. All are in full color. It is a painterly presentation printed on an off-white sheet, which gives the color reproduction a subtle warmth. Contributors include Denis Brown, Jane Dill, Ward Dunham & Linnea Lundquist, Olive Bull, Glen Epstein, Rose Folsom, Georgianna Greenwood, Thomas Ingmire, Cheryl Jacobsen, Hermann Kilian, Werner Schneider,Brody Neuenschwander, Jan Owen, Paul Shaw, Susan Skarsgard. There are also many Europeans who are little known to American calligraphers. Introductory essays are by Carlo Buffa "So Far, So Close"; Thomas Ingmire "Calligraphy in the 20th Century"; Tiziano Santi "Between Word and Image"; and Manfredo Massironi "The Pleasure of Showing & Looking at Words." A final essay by Monica
Dengo is on "The Work of Thomas Ingmire." Each essay is in English and Italian.
Please be warned. The f-word appears on pages 10-11. If the word gives you offense, don’t purchase this book.
B4028. 100 New York Calligraphers / Dantzic B4028. 100 New York Calligraphers by Cynthia Maris Dantzic. 2015. 238pp. 9.25" x 12.25". Hardcover
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Encompassing a wide range of calligraphy in many languages and hands or styles, this book presents a visual treasury of works by 100 contemporary scribes, all of whom were either born in New York or studied or worked in the city. From English and its related Romance languages to a wide range of Asian and Middle Eastern alphabets and nonalphabetic characters, the more than 550 examples of beautiful writing create a rich visual smorgasbord. Traditional uses of hand-lettered calligraphy are shown, including event invitations and envelopes, certificates and awards, and quotes and sayings framed as artwork. The examples also include contemporary applications and nontraditional forms, such as graffiti and experimental calligraphy that is not formed from readable characters. All are hand-wrought and human-made, using pointed or broad-edged pens, whether quill or steel, or a brush or other simple tool.
B3957. Scripsit 35.2: Brady, Brady, Shapiro, Leung, Marjina, Fedor, Yallop B3957. Scripsit 35.2. Designed and edited by Michael Clark. 2013. 36pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
A collection of calligraphy, lettering, and logos from around the world, with work by Larry and Marsha Brady (USA), Sergey Shapiro (Russia), Patrick Leung (Hong Kong), Marina Marjina (Russia), James Fedor (USA), and Rachel Yallop (UK). Includes work for reproduction as well as one-off pieces - with pointed pen, broad-edged pen, and brush letters.
B4046. More Creative Lettering / Doh B4046. More Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists by Jenny Doh. 2015. 144pp. 8"x10". Paper.
This sequel to Creative Lettering showcases 15 entirely new contributors, both well-known and those who should be. All the artists provide tips on their favorite forms of hand-lettering and tools, complete alphabets, and how-to projects based on their signature styles. New techniques include hand-lettering on chalkboards and photographs.
B4032. Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces of Art B4032. Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces of Art. 2014. 128 pp. 8.5"x9". Hardcover
An introduction to illuminated manuscripts is followed by 95 full-page reproductions of illuminated manuscript pages from the 8th-century Lindesfarne Gospels to 16th-century Renaissance manuscripts from the British Library’s collection. Includes a good number of pages from lesser-known manuscripts.