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B3883-7. MRI Study 7: Sepulchral Monument, C. Julius Classicianus RIB 12 / Grasby
Study 7: Sepulchral Monument, C. Julius Classicianus, British Museum. R.D. Grasby. 8.25"x11.63". Paper. (RIB 12)

Part of The Making of Roman Inscriptions series:
This study of Roman inscriptions delves into the Roman Monumental Capital (the inscription on Trajan’s Column is one example.) Both letter structure and carving are discussed for senatorial, dedicatory, and sepulchral inscriptions from Roman Britain, southern France, Italy & the Vatican. Richard Grasby is the author of Lettercutting in Stone.



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B4023. Calligraphy / Calzolari
B4023. Calligraphy: A Course in Cursive Script with Pencil, Pen, and Brush by Barbara Calzolari and Alessandro Salice. 2017. 255pp. 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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B4060. Bowl of Olives, A / Midda
B4060. A Bowl of Olives: On Food and Memory by Sara Midda. 2014. 128pp. 5.5"x7.5". Hardcover

Sara Midda is a watercolorist whose delicate and beautiful paintings shine like jewels, evoking the sweet purple of a blackberry or the silvery greens and gnarled burnt umber of an olive grove. She is a collagist, weaving together photographs, line drawings, her personal swatches—all the hues of a spice cabinet, or the sensations of a picnic, the colors of the breeze, sunshine, laughter, the cooling grass. And a she is poet, in love with words that sing, like podding and wicker, nettle and snug. Sara Midda is the author of In & Out of the Garden and South of France.




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B4069. Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books / Stablein
B4069. Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books by Marilyn Stablein. 2015. 90pp. 8"x8". Paper.

This catalog of Stablein's book art presents 38 works through full-color, full-page photos. The books use a variety of handmade and decorative papers, unusual materials, and a variety of binding structures, such as carousel book, flag book, and piano hinge. The books are divided into categories, including visual and travel journals, altered books, and book art objects. Marilyn Stablein's award-winning artist's books are in both private and public collections. In addition, her books have appeared in the pages of Bound & Lettered, have been exhibited across the US, and are featured in 1,000 Artist Books and 500 Artist Books. 77 color photos.

"This collection of Marilyn Stablein's artist's books is a gem. Warm and witty, personal and political, her book creations are all rich in color, form, and texture. Each one shows us the depth of her vision." -- Judith Golden



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B4071. Nice Rendition / Cheryl Wheeler’s Lyrics in Calligraphy
B4071. Nice Rendition: Cheryl Wheeler’s Lyrics in Calligraphy. 2010. 159pp. 9.25"x12.25". Hardcover

In this book, 60 artists have interpreted the words of 73 Cheryl Wheeler songs. Cheryl's striking lyrics, of love and all the rest of life, some serious and others lighthearted, become visual on the pages of this book through the pens of talented calligraphers, including Gemma Black, Barbara Close, Georgia Deaver, Carol DuBosch, Ward Dunham, Connie Furgason, Mike Gold, Mike Kecseg, Sherie Loveler, Judy Melvin, Carol Pallesen, and Sharon Zeugin. Each spread has the lyrics in type on one side, and the calligraphic work on the other. Let the book astound you with its breadth of imagery, but also in its depth of intensity. For a special treat, watch and listen to Cheryl on YouTube as she performs a song while you view its calligraphic rendition. Full-color throughout. The book was put together by Carole March and Aimee Michaels.




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B4085. Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters / Sacks
B4085. Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters by David Sacks. 2010. 240pp. 9"x11". Hardcover

This lavish colorful collection, from A to Z, of alphabetic examples explores the language of letters in a fascinating and largely visual way. Starting with the origins of the written word, it then explores the alphabet through illustrations, found objects, graphic design, art, conceptual typography, graffiti, and much more. It features letters of all shapes and sizes and alphabets ranging from Victorian classroom aides, Dr. Seuss’ ABC, and the alphabet’s use in art, to ABC Blocks, phonetics, Braille, and alphabet ice cube molds. This beautiful compendium will inform and entertain.




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B3841. Just My Type: A Book About Fonts / Garfield
B3841. Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield. 2011. 356pp. 9.25"x6.25". Hardcover

A fun history of type design with great and interesting details. Includes thoughts on which typefaces on your computer are actually worth using. An enjoyable and informative read. Recommended by Annie Cicale and others.




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B4095. Illumination: Gold and Colour / Lovett
B4095. Illumination: Gold and Colour by Patrica Lovett. 2015. 164pp. 8.25"x8.25". Paper

This book is out of stock. We will have more available in September or October. If you order the book now it will be put on backorder.

A practical guide to the use of gold and color, both for easy and quick projects, using basic materials and for more involved projects with vellum and parchment, quills, color, gold, and gesso. All lead up to a presentation of the step-by-step stages in gilding and painting a medieval miniature. Instruction boxes make the processes easy to see and follow.



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B4099. Textual Art / Sonsino
B4099. Textual Art: Inspirations and Techniques for Creating Art with Calligraphy by Simon Sonsino. 2015. 104pp. 8.5"x8.5". Hardcover

The author shares his unique personal approach to abstract letterform, showing you simple but striking techniques for creating your own art with calligraphy. For beginners and improvers.

Contains step-by-step instructions for techniques and is illustrated in full color throughout. It also features work by some of the world's leading contemporary calligraphers: Gemma Black, Yukimi Annand, Thomas Ingmire, Denis Brown, and Yves Leterme.



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B4105. On Softer Ground / Lovler
B4105. On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems and Calligraphy by Sherrie Lovler. 2015. 64pp. 8.25"x8.25" Hardcover

In this beautiful book, Sherrie Lovler pairs her poetry with her paintings, which often have calligraphic elements. It is the result of a 7-year artistic journey.

The book is a 2016 medal winner for Most Outstanding Book Design from Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) .



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