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B4179. Calligraphy Revival, The / Kelly
B4179. The Calligraphy Revival: 1906 to 2016. by Jerry Kelly. 2017. 120pp. 9"x12". Hardcover. Free Media Mail shipping (USA only).

Presents a collection of major calligraphic art by over 70 Western artists from 1906-2016, selected by Jerry Kelly. Full-color throughout, it includes work from Edward Johnston and Rudolf Koch and their disciples through to present-day practitioners. The book demonstrates how alive--even thriving--the art is in the West in the computer age. It also provides context for those who have more recently come to the lettering arts. In addition to the works, there are brief biographies of all the calligraphers.




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B4174. Spencerian Script & Ornamental Penmanship, V1
B4174. Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship, Volume One by Michael Sull. (1989) 2018. 218pp + three guideline sheets. 8.25"x11". Spiral-bound.

Long out of print and virtually unattainable, this prized volume will be available in a new printing in early 2018. Reserve your copy today! Your credit card won’t be charged until the book ships. Note: for delayed payment with PayPal, email your order to info@johnnealbooks.com, rather than ordering through our website.

This instructional manual, written by world-renowned master penman Michael Sull, provides thorough instruction in Spencerian Script, covering equipment and tools and providing letter-by-letter instruction for lowercase and capital letters, over seventy-five fully illustrated pages. Sull also discusses early penmanship in America, the advent of the steel pen, and the development of the Spencerian System of penmanship by Platt Rogers Spencer and the Palmer system of handwriting that followed. You learn of the styles of penmanship: Spencerian Script, Ornamental Penmanship, Signature Writing, and Business Writing, as well as a number of novelty scripts. In addition, there is a chapter on the Golden Age of Penmanship that presents the master penman of the past, starting with P.R. Spencer and his descendants and including a penman’s hall of fame that includes, Bloser, Luper, Madarasz, and Zaner.

Chapters: Penmanship in a New Land, Styles of Penmanship, Equipment and Tools, Technique, The Lowercase Letters, The Capital Letters, Signature Writing, The Golden Age of Ornamental Penmanship
Appendices: Patent for Mordan & Brockendon’s Oblique Penholder Design, The Poetry of Platt Rogers Spencer, Frances B. Courtney’s "Lessons in Dashy Writing"
Biographical Profiles: Paul H. O’Hara, Isaac Weldon Bullock, David P. Fairbanks, Michael Sull.



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B4173. Hand Lettering 101
B4173. Hand Lettering 101: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering. 2016. 112 pp. 10.5"x9.7". Hardcover spiral.

This book will guide you through each letter of the alphabet, go over the technique behind connecting letters, give tips on how to mix and match your fonts, and finally lead you to make six finished projects! This is an introduction, so no experience is needed! Chalkfulloflove was created to encourage, inspire and make you giggle, so just pour yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and settle in to start your own unique, adorable lettering creations!

Hardcover, oversized gold wire-o binding and gold corner protectors; Step by step instructions on how to create various fonts and designs; Thick premium paper, perfect for lettering; Beautiful coffee table book and practical workbook



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B4171. Divine Inspiration / Noad
B4171. Divine Inspiration. Foreword by Timothy Noad. 2016. 52pp. 8.25"11-5/8". Paper

This full-color exhibit catalog features 86 pieces of letter art and illumination. The works are from Fellows of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, along with a juried selection of pieces by lay members. A total of 52 scribes are represented. Some pieces are pure lettering, black on white. Others are filled with color. There are books and carved slate and other three-dimensional works along with the many works on paper, cloth, and vellum. The range of styles is wide, though in all legibility is a primary focus. The SSI celebrated its 95th year with this exhibit. This catalog is an issue of The Scribe.




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B4169. Scripsit: Pens & Protocol: Vol. 2 (39.2)
B4169. Scripsit 39.2: Pens & Protocol: The Calligraphy of Official Washington, Volume 2. 2016. 40pp. 8½" x 11". Paper

Features calligraphers who work for various governmental entities and the calligraphy they have produced: certificates and awards; invitations, menus, and place cards; greeting cards and other calligraphic ephemera. Includes White House calligraphers, Pat Blair, Debra Brown, and Becky Larimer; Sammy Little’s work for presidential inaugural luncheons; the calligrapher to the Vice President, Lee Ann Clark; the State Department’s calligrapher, Jennifer Nicholson; Marta Legeckis’ work for the Department of the Interior; and Mohamed Zakariya’s commission for President Obama of a Quran passage in Arabic to be given to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. In addition, there is a section on United States postal stamps, with lettering by Julian Waters, Jessica Hische, Michael Doret, and Zakariya.



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B4168. Italic Calligraphy for School & Home /Dubay
B4168. Italic Calligraphy for School & Home by Inga Dubay. 2016. 64pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.

First are nine pages for the teacher (or adult learner), explaining tools and materials, the mechanics of writing, how to experiment with an edged pen, classroom management, and the book’s historical charts, along with simple projects and a glossary. The left-hand pages of the body of the book trace A-Z letterform development. The right-hand pages are work sheets (like the one shown below) and use a unique, gradual learning sequence of tracing and copying. The book ends with further work sheets and pages of guidelines.



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B4167. Medieval Women / Jackson
B4167. Medieval Women by Deirdre Jackson. 2015. 200pp. 9.2"x9.8". Hardcover

This compelling and richly illustrated book explores how women were perceived by others and how they saw themselves—as lovers, wives, mothers, intellectuals, women of God, and members of a vibrant and volatile society.



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