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B4204. The Calligrapher's Business Handbook / Thorpe B4204. The Calligrapher's Business Handbook: Pricing and Policies for Lettering Artists by Molly Suber Thorpe. 2017. 72pp. 8" x 10". Paper
In this guide to the best practices and pricing strategies for calligraphers and lettering artists, the author of Modern Calligraphy shares her hard-earned insights. Whether you're starting out in creative freelancing, transitioning from a different profession, or running a lettering business that just needs a boost, you will welcome the invaluable ideas in this handbook. Molly has packed these pages with advice covering a range of topics for freelance calligraphers and hand-lettering artists, including: what prices professional calligraphers charge for their services; when to charge a flat rate and when to charge by the hour; how to charge for work for companies and for individual use; how to navigate copyright licensing, knowing your rights, what to include in a project contract, when and how to offer discounts or freebies; and how to get the most bang for your advertising budget, especially when just starting. Full-color throughout.
B4191. Reading the Maya Glyphs B4191. Reading the Maya Glyphs by Michael D. Coe and Mark Van Stone. 2005.176pp. 6"x9". Paper.
Decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing has progressed to the point where most Maya written texts?whether inscribed on monuments, written in the codices, or painted or incised on ceramics?can now be read with confidence.
In this practical guide, first published in 2001, Michael D. Coe, the noted Mayanist, and Mark Van Stone, an accomplished calligrapher, have made the difficult, often mysterious script accessible to the nonspecialist. They decipher real Maya texts, and the transcriptions include a picture of the glyph, the pronunciation, the Maya words in Roman type, and the translation into English. For the second edition, the authors have taken the latest research and breakthroughs into account, adding glyphs, updating captions, and reinterpreting or expanding upon earlier decipherments.
After an introductory discussion of Maya culture and history and the nature of the Maya script, the authors introduce the glyphs in a series of chapters that elaborate on topics such as the intricate calendar, warfare, royal lives and rituals, politics, dynastic names, ceramics, relationships, and the supernatural world. The book includes illustrations of historic texts, a syllabary, a lexicon, and translation exercises. Illustrated in two colors throughout
B4022. Scripsit 36.1: Books Arts Issue B4022. Scripsit Book Arts Issue. 2014. 32pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
A gallery of bookworks from nine calligraphers who make books, with comments from the artists and showing a wide range of ways to combine letters and books. The exciting and inspiring works are from David McGrail, Suzanne Moore, Nancy Ruth Leavitt, Elizabeth McKee, Yukimi Annand, Marina Soria, Eliza Holliday, Carol Barton, and Sue Smith.
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. Includes chapters on sexuality, marriage, motherhood, learning, prayer, partronage, and work.
B3940. Outliers / Gladwell B3940. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. 2008. 336pp. 8.2" x 5.4". Paper
"It charts people, in many walks of life, who have succeeded and the common factors that can produce success, providing insights that are applicable to us as calligraphers/artists of all levels. The book is fascinating, absorbing, and written with great clarity." Peter Thornton