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Illumination Instructional

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DVD41. Drawing & Painting the Acanthus Leaf / Buczek
Drawing and Painting the Acanthus Leaf DVD. Rosemary Buczek. Approx 120 minutes

Covers the basics elements of drawing and painting the Acanthus Leaf. In three segments, Rosemary approaches a basic level for beginners, an intermediate level, and an advanced level of drawing and painting this leaf. Additionally, she includes a set of patterns for you to download. Rosemary Buczek has taught illumination at both the summer calligraphy conference and the IAMPETH convention.



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B2787. Bible of Illuminated Letters/Morgan
The Bible of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy by Margaret Morgan. 2006. 256pp. 5.75" x 7.75". Hidden spiral hardcover.
Retail Price $24.99.

Step-by-step instructions for creating 12 illuminated alphabets including Celtic, Saxon, Gothic, Romanesque and Modern Revival. Both caps and minuscules are presented along with borders and decorations. Gilding is also covered. Gallery of historical and contemporary illuminated letters. More than 400 color illustrations.
Published as Illuminated Letters: A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy in the U.K.




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DVD14. Gilding for Calligraphers DVD
Gilding for Calligraphers.
By Sally Mae Joseph (Sally Teague), one of the scribes working on the St. John's Bible.

Selecting and preparing vellum, slaking plaster and making gesso, gilding using loose leaf gold, preparing gum ammoniac and gilding with transfer gold, painting with shell gold and color. 130 minutes.

All our DVDs are made to run on USA and Canada machines. If you live outside North America, you should check with the manual for your machine to see if it can play NTSC format DVDs. If your DVD player can’t play our DVDs, your computer may be able to.



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DVD16. Modern Gilding for Calligraphers DVD
Modern Gilding for Calligraphers.
By Sally Mae Joseph (Sally Teague), one of the scribes working on the St. John's Bible.

Curing and cutting quills; using quills and metal pens on paper and vellum; writing with gesso; using brushes on fabric; combining traditional and modern sizes; and laying looseleaf, transfer, shell gold, & platinum on vellum, paper & fabric. 70 minutes.

All our DVDs are made to run on USA and Canada machines. If you live outside North America, you should check with the manual for your machine to see if it can play NTSC format DVDs. If your DVD player can’t play our DVDs, your computer may be able to.



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B2873. 1001 Illuminated Letters/Jones
B2873. 1001 Illuminated Initial Letters: 27 Full-Color Plates by Owen Jones. 1988. 32pp. 9.25" x 12.25". Paper

Michael Sull uses this resource for illuminated initials for recognition scrolls and other pieces. You are presented with over three dozen variations for each letter of the alphabet, using acanthus leaf, white dot, filigree, and other motifs. Full-color throughout.




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B3168-P. Gilded Page PB / Whitley
The Gilded Page: The History and Technique of Manuscript Gilding by Kathleen P. Whitley. 2009. 238pp. 6"x9". Paperback.

Explains in detail the historical and modern techniques of manuscript gilding, along with recipes and helpful hints. Learn step-by-step methods of applying and burnishing gold, described in a sensible and easy-to-understand way. Learn about the tools, methods, and materials employed in flat, raised, and pattern gilding for manuscripts and paintings, along with historical mordants such as Gesso Sottile, Gum Ammoniac, Gum Arabic, and Garlic Juice; and modern mordants such as Acrylic Gesso and White Glue. Second edition; revised, with the addition of color plates and new information on ancient Egyptian Papyrus gilding.



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B1999. Illuminated Initials in Full Color / Grafton
B1999. Illuminated Initials in Full Color
By Carol Grafton. 1995. 48pp. 9.25" x12.25". Paper.

548 illuminated letters have been selected from 19th century reproductions of medieval manuscripts and are arranged alphabetically. The letters encompass a wide range of historical styles.



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B4023. Calligraphy / Calzolari & Salice
B4023. Calligraphy: A Course in Cursive Script with Pencil, Pen, and Brush by Barbara Calzolari and Alessandro Salice. 2018. 256pp. 5.75"x7.75". Concealed-spiral hardcover

This book is not yet available. You are encouraged to order now. Your card will not be charged for the book until shortly before the books ships. If you wish to use PayPal and delay your payment, you must email your order directly to info@johnnealbooks.com; do not place your order through our website. Free media mail shipping (USA only) on pre-publication orders.

A new instructional book for lettering with pencil (monoline Roman majuscules), gel pen (monoline script), pointed pen (Copperplate), and brush (Barbara’s brush script). Warm-up exercises, exemplar alphabets, letter-by-letter instruction, and writing exercises are included. The book starts with an illustrated history of calligraphy with many historical examples and ends with a gallery of 16 scribes with a bio, a photo, and an example or two of their work. Text is in English.



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DVD62-PAL. Illumination: Tools, Materials... / Lovett
DVD62-PAL. Illumination: Tools, Materials, Techniques, Projects. DVD by Patricia Lovett. 3+ hours.

This dvd is formatted for non-North American viewing.

This companion DVD to

Illumination: Gold and Colour

introduces the tools and materials and demonstrates them to us in a variety of projects, from easy to more challenging. Techniques are carefully explained in step-by step processes, and there are clear explanations of what to do if things go wrong. Although traditional methods and materials are included, modern adhesives, tools, and materials are also considered for those who prefer a quicker result. USA & Canada: This PAL format DVD will play on your computer but not on your DVD player.



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DVD62. Illumination: Tools, Materials... / Lovett
DVD62. Illumination: Tools, Materials, Techniques, Projects. DVD by Patricia Lovett. 3+ hours.

This dvd is formatted for North American viewing.

This companion DVD to

Illumination: Gold and Colour

introduces the tools and materials and demonstrates them to us in a variety of projects, from easy to more challenging. Techniques are carefully explained in step-by step processes, and there are clear explanations of what to do if things go wrong. Although traditional methods and materials are included, modern adhesives, tools, and materials are also considered for those who prefer a quicker result.



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