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B4104. De Collectie / Broes
B4104. De Collectie: Letters, Tekens, Symbolen by Jan Broes. 2015. 168pp. 9.5"x11". Hardcover

Filled with calligraphic works, most full-page or nearly so, with many large details. Features works on paper and works cut in stone by European lettering artists, including multiple works by Werner Schneider, Elmo van Slingerland, Jean-Claude Lamborot, Hans Schmidt, and Heinz Schumann, as well as work by John Stevens. Text is in Dutch, French, & German.

Designed by Elmo van Slingerland.



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B4103. Signs of Italy / Clough
B4103. Signs of Italy: Outdoor Lettering Up and Down the Boot by James Clough. 2015. 248pp, 12"x8.5". Hardcover

Before typefaces and fonts dominated the scene, there was no standardization in Italy of letterforms for commercial signs, and there were no printed manuals for signwriters. This detachment from standard models and the craftsmanship and creativity of the signmakers and designers are what make Italian signs so extraordinary, and provides such a variety of original letterforms. Whimsical, intuitive, humorous, improvised, and elegant: Italian signs are a mirror of Italian society. From the ornate Tuscan style of the 19th century to the eccentric letters of Art Nouveau, from the grandiose architectural lettering of the 1930s to the exquisite surviving examples of the old signwriters, from fascist ghost signs to lettering on manhole covers, the book takes you on a fascinating lettering tour of Italy. Over 300 full-color photographs.




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B4107. Buchstäblich: Hans Schmidt
B4107. Buchstäblich: Hans Schmidt, Arbeiten von (Work from) 1992-1998. 1998. 34pp. 8.25"x10.25". Paper

Displays 28 letterworks, both on paper and sculptural. Includes introduction by Javis Lauva. The title is, perhaps, a play on words: Buchstäblich is the German word for “literally” and Buchstaben is German for “letters,” hence “literally letters,” an apt description of Schmit’s art. Text in German.



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B4108. Hans Schmidt: Arbeiten 1998-2001
B4108. Hans Schmidt: Arbeiten (Work) 1998-2001. 40pp. 8.25"x10.25". Paper

Displays 32 letterworks, both on paper and sculptural. Includes brief artist’s statement (Selbstgesprach) and bio. Text in German.




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B4109. Hans Schmidt: Vom Linearen zum voluminösen
B4109. Hans Schmidt: Vom Linearen zum voluminösen (from linear to voluminous). 48pp. 8.25"x10.25". 2008. Paper

Displays around 50 pieces, including woodcuts and other works on paper; books; and relief works, sculptural works in metal, wood, and ceramics. Covers work from 1992 to 2007. Introduction by Stefan Soltek and a brief bio of Schmidt. Text in German




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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.




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B4111. Waters Rising: Letters from Florence
B4111. Waters Rising: Letters from Florence /Waters.
2016. 496 pages. 7.25"x10.5". Hardcover & DVD

In Waters Rising: Letters from Florence, renowned calligrapher Sheila Waters recounts the story of the role that her husband Peter Waters (1930–2003) played as the person in charge of organizing the monumental efforts to save severely damaged books in the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (National Library, Florence) after the devastating flood in 1966 fifty years ago.

In addition to letters and Sheila’s narrative diary and timeline of events, Randy Silverman, Head of Preservation, University of Utah, has written a thought-provoking introduction that puts those conservation efforts into the context of today’s practices. Also, Valerii P. Leonov has written an appreciation of Peter’s assistance in the aftermath of a fire in 1988 that ravaged the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The accompanying DVD features a digital remastering of Roger Hill’s film Restoration of Books, Florence, 1968.



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SD18. Art of Calligraphy & Lettering by Ferraro et al
The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering: Master techniques for traditional and contemporary handwritten styles by Cari Ferraro, Arthur Newhall, Eugene Metcalf, John Stevens. 2011. 144pp. 9 "x12 ". Paper

Common shelf-wear. Some minor page warping from age.

Provides a broad scope of instruction, starting with basic calligraphic alphabets and moving to contemporary calligraphic characters. Creative step-by-step demonstrations introduce readers to illumination and word painting, while inspirational projects teach beginners how to incorporate their new skills into a variety of crafts.
Cari Ferraro has provided 13 alphabet exemplars (with guidelines) for beginners. For the intermediate and advanced scribe, John Stevens contributes many innovative alphabet styles.



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B4120. Beginning Illumination: Learning the Ancient Art / Travers
B4120. Beginning Illumination: Learning the Ancient Art, Step by Step by Claire Travers. 2016. 80pp. 8.5"x11". Hardcover

This photo-filled guide offers you all the information you need to begin the fascinating ancient art of illumination and then to improve your skills.
Starts with a short history of illumination with photos from medieval masterpieces, then you're introduced to the materials and basic techniques. You learn the proper ways of preparing vellum, selecting pigments, gilding, and using color. Next, the steps of illuminating are clearly taught in detail, step by step. Discusses borders, human faces, flourishes, dragons and other creatures, and much more.



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B4123. Lines to Live By / Gold
B4123. Lines to Live By: Thoughts on being a 21st-century calligrapher by Mike Gold. 32pp. 8"x8". Paperbound.

Commercial artist and lettering designer Mike Gold shares his thoughts on making contemporary lettering, accompanied by 44 beautiful, full-color examples of his calligraphic compositions.



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