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B2054. Arteffects / Green Arteffects by Jean Drysdale Green. 1993. 208pp. 8.25"x11". Paper.
A visual sampler, including step-by-step demonstrations, for experimenting with inks, watercolor, acrylics, oils, pastels, and unusual materials to achieve hundreds of different effects to use in your paintings. ArtEffects is divided into five sections that cover the most-used painting mediums: inks, watercolor, acrylics, oils, and pastels. Each section begins with a general discussion of the specific medium's unique properties, physical makeup, and methods of application, followed by a list of various materials that can be used in combination with the medium. This is followed by a display of examples (some with step-by-step demonstration) of the almost limitless textures and effects you can achieve by combining one medium with another or with the myriad papers and art-related products on the market today, as well as with household and other unexpected materials, such as cornstarch, string, and plastic wrap. Here, you can easily find out how a specific medium will perform in combination with, for example, sand, gold gouache, or acrylic modeling paste, and how that medium can be used in airbrush, stenciling, and monoprinting techniques.
B3898. Simple Art of Chinese Calligraphy The Simple Art of Chinese Calligraphy: Create Your Own Chinese Characters and Symbols for Good Fortune and Prosperity
by Qu Lei Lei. 2002.128pp. 8.5"x11". Hardcover
First the book provide a bit of history and then discusses brushes, ink, paper and ink stones. Next it presents the strokes in style groups (dot, horizontal, vertical, thook, raise, aside, right falling, bend) and in characters. Projects include fans (flat,folded, crescent), cards, hangings, shirts, seals & paper cutting. The last section has 100 Western first names and proverbs to use.
B4126. Calligraphy for Everyone (Russian) / Pronenko B4126. Calligraphy for Everyone by Leonid Pronenko. 3rd Edition, 2017. 320pp. 7.6"x11.4". Hardcover
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I have a copy of the second edition of this book (2011), and it is a joy to behold. While I don’t read Russian, the hundreds of reproductions of calligraphy, lettering, and calligraphic art - mostly from the last 25 years of the twentieth century - are enough. There are examples from everyone from Alice to Zapf (along with some little-seen works from Russian scribes), filling the vast majority of the 300-plus pages of calligraphic eye candy. It is a picture book - lavishly illustrated is certainly an apt description. The printing is superb, full color throughout, on creamy, uncoated stock. It looks and feels like a book that would cost two or three times a much. I don’t think you will be disappointed. The text is in Russian, so I can’t tell you much about it. A brief history of calligraphy is followed by a section on calligraphic types. The last chapter seems to be about correspondence and has examples of letters to Pronenko, mostly in English, from Martin Jackson, Albert Kapr, Hermann Zapf, Kargeorg Hoefer , Sidney Day, GSE Briem, Tim Girvin, Serrit Noordij, Rick Cusik, among others (there are also some greeting cards in this section).
B4127. Scripsit 37.2 & 38.1: Hermann Zapf B4127. Scripsit 37.2 & 38.1 (Double Issue): Hermann Zapf: A Life in Letters. 2016. 72pp. 8.5"x11. Paper
72-page memorial tribute to Hermann Zapf (1918-2015), compiled, written, and designed by Julian Waters. Nearly 200 illustrations.
Chapters: Early Years, First Steps in Calligraphy, The Wartime Sketchbooks, Pen and Graver, Das Blumen ABC, Early Calligraphic Typefaces, Palatino, Optima, Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, Manual Typographicum ( 1955 & 1968).Typographic Variations, Book Design, Graphic and Calligraphic Art, Hallmark Film: The Art of Hermann Zapf, Hallmark Lettering Manual, Rotring Calligraphy Manual, Hallmark Typefaces, Hunt Roman, Zapf Civilete, Non-Latin Scripts, Orbis Typographicus, Designs for ITC, Early Digital Types, Zapf Renaissance, Zafino, Scraffitto.
While the cover has Vol 38 No 2 & Vol 37 No 1, this is double-issue 37.2 & 38.1.
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.
B4144. Practical Letter Book / Kaemmer B4144. Practical Letter Book by J.H. Kaemmer. 2016. 160pp. 10.5"x9". Paper
Published in 1911 as a resource for sign painters, this is a
wonderful compendium of alphabets and letters. The 140 plates feature numerous historical and modern (for 1911) styles from throughout Europe, including sans serif, slab serif, shadow letters, pointed pen scripts, Versal and Blackletter (Gothic) forms. Most are full alphabets. Numerals are shown over seven pages.
B4147. Caporali Missal: A Masterpiece of Renaissance Illumination B4147. Caporali Missal: A Masterpiece of Renaissance Illumination by Stephen N. Fliegel. 2013. 130pp. 9"x11.5". Paper
The Caporali Missal, a sumptuous and important Renaissance missal—or service book for the priest at the altar—was illuminated by the Caporali brothers for the Franciscan community in the hillside town of Montone, near Perugia, in 1469. This exhibition catalog celebrates this important manuscript, recently acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art, with exquisite reproductions that bring the illuminated pages to life. Additional works by the Caporali brothers and relevant art from the museum's and other collections elucidate the history, style, content, function, and authorship of the missal. Illustrations of a chalice and a paten, a chasuble, and a processional cross enhance the religious and aesthetic context of the manuscript. A series of essays by eminent scholars examine the influence of Florentine artists on the Caporali brothers and explore the spiritual life of the Franciscan community and the history of the friary at Montone.
B4155. Creative Lettering Workshop / Riley B4155. Creative Lettering Workshop: Combining Art with Quotes in Mixed Media by Lesley Riley. 2015. 144pp. 8.25"x11". Paper
This how-to book guides you through a variety of mixed-media techniques for adding words and phrases to complement your art. The 24 projects encourage you to explore your visual vocabulary through stamping, image transfers, stenciling and much more. You are introduced to many techniques and tools for handmade letters. The letters used for the quotes in the projects vary from calligraphic, casually hand-lettered, and just handwriting, to digitally produced and to stamped, rubbed, stickered, and pasted on. Includes an inspiring gallery of artists who share their own tips and tricks for creatively working with their favorite quotes. The emphasis is on combining words and image, rather than fine lettering.
B4161. All That Glisters / CLAS All that Glisters. 2012. 100pp. 7.5"x7.5". Paper
This beautiful catalog of CLAS’s Living Letters IV exhibition features a juried selection of 96 works from nearly 60 scribes, including multiple works from Paul Eccles, Gaynor Goffe, Marlene Gray, David Harris, Dee Howley Gibbs, Lin Kerr, Susie Leiper, Linda Lewis, Patricia Lovett, Marion McKenzie, Janet Mehigan, Margaret Morgan, Timothy Noad, Mary Noble, Nancy Ouchida-Howells,Tom Perkins, Jan Pickett, Katharina Pieper, Alan Quincey, Jan Sambell, Cathy Staples, and Jan Turner. The works follow the title theme using gold leaf and color and/or text that refers to gold, the sun, light, and the like. There are both traditional and contemporary pieces and done with pens, brushes, and chisels.