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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.



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B2244. Belle Lettere
Belle Lettere.
1997. 168pp. 9.5" x 12". 200 illustrations, almost all in full color. Hardcover.

***3/7/2017: 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.



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B4053. Olive Tree / Graham
B4053. The Olive Tree: An Artistic Adaptation by Christine Layton Graham. 2015. 36pp. 10"x 8". Hardcover

The text of this book is an allegory on the Olive Tree that was adapted by Christine Layton Graham. The book is hand-lettered throughout by Joan Layton Merrell and illustrated by Carol Layton Ogden. Just published this spring, it is offset-printed and hardbound, and is a collaboration of three sisters. The story comes from the Book of Mormon.

***There are signed copies available. If you want a signed copy please note this in the comments box when placing your order.***




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B2769-AIRMAIL. Foundations of Calligraphy including Airmail shipping
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy By Sheila Waters. 2006. 126pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding. Now in its third printing. Hardcover.

Price INCLUDES shipping costs via insured AIRMAIL to countries outside the USA.

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In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her decades of study and practice. She provides insightful analysis of forms and constructions and helps you learn and work toward mastery of the alphabets. The presentation is honed by her vast experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skills and art. Sheila Waters is not only a master scribe, but a master teacher. She has made both her life's work.

Chapters include Basics & Beyond, Analysis & Practice, Design & Layout, Conception to Completion, and Applying Design Principles. Foundational, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic, and Italic Variations are covered with thorough instruction for each. Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.

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Read more about Sheila and her work, courtesy of The Gettysburg Companion.



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B2769-CANADA. Foundations of Calligraphy including Canada shipping
B2769. CANADA Foundations of Calligraphy By Sheila Waters. 2006. 126pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding. Now in its third printing. Hardcover.

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Shipping time for airmail is generally 2 to 3 weeks. Surface takes 4 to 6 weeks

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In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her decades of study and practice. She provides insightful analysis of forms and constructions and helps you learn and work toward mastery of the alphabets. The presentation is honed by her vast experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skills and art. Sheila Waters is not only a master scribe, but a master teacher. She has made both her life's work.

Chapters include Basics & Beyond, Analysis & Practice, Design & Layout, Conception to Completion, and Applying Design Principles. Foundational, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic, and Italic Variations are covered with thorough instruction for each. Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.

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Read more about Sheila and her work, courtesy of The Gettysburg Companion.



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B2769-SURFACE. Foundations of Calligraphy including Surface shipping
B2769-SURFACE Foundations of Calligraphy By Sheila Waters. 2006. 126pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding. Now in its third printing. Hardcover.

Price INCLUDES shipping costs via SURFACE to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom

***This item is for buying the book only. Adding other items will generate additional shipping costs. ***

Surface mail is only available to the above countries and can take 6 to 8 weeks for packages to arrive.

For AIRMAIL and SURFACE shipping to CANADA see see B2769-CANADA

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In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her decades of study and practice. She provides insightful analysis of forms and constructions and helps you learn and work toward mastery of the alphabets. The presentation is honed by her vast experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skills and art. Sheila Waters is not only a master scribe, but a master teacher. She has made both her life's work.

Chapters include Basics & Beyond, Analysis & Practice, Design & Layout, Conception to Completion, and Applying Design Principles. Foundational, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic, and Italic Variations are covered with thorough instruction for each. Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.

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Read more about Sheila and her work, courtesy of The Gettysburg Companion.



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B4122. Palatino: The Natural History of a Typeface
Palatino: The Natural History of a Typeface by Robert Bringhurst. 2016. 296pp. 5.6"x9". Hardcover

Robert Bringhurst takes Palatino, probably the most widely known and used of all Hermann Zapf faces, and traces its development and its history as it transforms from hot metal, through the brief interlude of film setting, and finally into the digital world, with all the permutations, refinements, and its imitations. Included with the text are over 200 illustrations – design sketches, working drawings, smoke proofs and test prints, matrices, foundry and Linotype patterns – all printed in five colors. Covers Palatino and its extended family: foundry and Linotype, Michelangelo, Sistina, Aldus, Heraklit, Phidias, Zapf Renaissance, and PostScript Palatino, Aldus Nova, and Palatino Sans.

The book is an argument, and a convincing one, that artists who create letters can, and should, be judged by the same standards and held in the same esteem as composers who write music and artists who paint on canvas. Bringhurst asks the question, "Can a penstroke or a letterform be so beautiful it will stop you in your tracks and maybe break your heart?" In this groundbreaking, seminal and totally original book, issued in an edition of 1,000 copies, he answers the question: "It can."

Accompanying the book is an eight-page signature, printed letterpress directly from handset foundry and Linotype hot metal type by Jerry Kelly.



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B3798. 75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press / von Lucius
75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press, New York, A Catalogue Raisonné by Clemens von Lucius. 2011. 364pp. 6.7"x9.5". Flexcover. Note: these sale copies are shelfworn.

The Kaldewey Press, established in 1985, has produced 75 artists’ books. It is one of the leading presses for contemporary artist books, and its exquisite volumes have been exhibited worldwide, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The proprietor, Gunnar A Kaldewey, has collaborated with artists such as Mischa Kuball, Jonathan Lasker, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Richard Tuttle, and Not Vital. These limited edition books have featured writers from many countries and periods, from Lao Tsu and Ovid to Samuel Beckett and Paul Celan. This profusely illustrated catalogue raisonné presents in detail all seventy-five books published to date, with individual descriptions, an introductory essay, and an interview with Gunnar A. Kaldewey. The press is located in Poestenkill, NY. Approx. 500 illustrations.

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B3803. Hermann Zapf Book Combo
This is a special price for the following two books. Save $10 by purchasing together.

B3435. About More Alphabets: The Types of Hermann Zapf by Jerry Kelly with a foreword by Robert Bringhurst. 2011. 112pp. 4.5"x7". Hardcover
In 1960, the Typophiles published a now-treasured chapbook on Hermann Zapf's metal faces. More than 50 years later, this new volume brings you up-to-date, presenting a selection of his major alphabet design projects. Even as letterforms have changed from metal to phototype to digital, Zapf has continued to produce exceptional typefaces - most drawing from pen-made forms. The book is filled with type drawings and trials and other illustrations, some rarely seen. Purchase your copy of this finely-printed letter art treasure designed by Jerry Kelly. (As a used book, the first Zapf chapbook can command $100 or more.). Typophile Chap Book New Series no. 3.

B3796. What Our Lettering Needs: The Contribution of Hermann Zapf to Calligraphy & Type Design at Hallmark Cards by Rick Cusick. 2012. 136pp. 6.75"x10". Paper
A thorough account of Hermann Zapf's contributions to the calligraphic and typographic artistry of Hallmark Cards. The Hallmark/Zapf association is a now fully blended into the company's rich heritage in the lettering arts. This beautifully illustrated book is a tribute to Zapf's own philosophy that the artist's challenge is "to ensure, despite technology and mass production, that beauty is never lost." Printed in color on Mohawk superfine. Rick Cusick presently oversees the design and development of proprietary fonts for Hallmark Cards. He is also a respected designer, calligrapher, and teacher working with the University of Kansas in developing lectures and curriculum for lettering, typography, and type design.



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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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