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B3328. Wabi Sabi: Art of Everyday Life / Durston
Wabi Sabi: The Art of Everyday Life edited by Diane Durston. 2006. 368pp. 4.25"x4.25". Paper

This engaging little book is full of gems: bits of wisdom on impermanence, imperfection, simplicity, humility, sincerity, harmony, purity, tranquility, and contentment. The collection illuminates the concept of wabi sabi. Annie Cicale recommends the book as a source of thoughts for your calligraphic projects.



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B4056. Fortune Favors the Brave / Congdon
B4056 Fortune Favors the Brave: 100 Courageous Quotations by Lisa Congdon. 7"x7", 108 pp, 100 full-color illustrations. Hardcover.

A treasure trove of inspiring quotations in the tradition of the bestselling Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, this new volume from beloved author and artist Lisa Congdon gathers rousing wisdom from history’s great minds on how to be bold, stay strong, and take courage. Congdon lends her signature style of brilliant hand lettering to sage advice on such subjects as perseverance ("If you fell down yesterday, stand up today" - H.G. Wells), authenticity ("What should I be but just what I am?" - Edna St. Vincent Millay), and confronting fear ("Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin). Filled with uplifting reminders to seize the day, Fortune Favors the Brave demonstrates that when embarking on a new adventure, the right words of encouragement can be a priceless gift. Lisa Congdon is an artist, illustrator, hand letterer, and author based in Portland, Oregon.




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B3798. 75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press / von Lucius
75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press, New York, A Catalogue Raisonné by Clemens von Lucius. 2011. 364pp. 6.7"x9.5". Flexcover. Note: these sale copies are shelfworn.

The Kaldewey Press, established in 1985, has produced 75 artists’ books. It is one of the leading presses for contemporary artist books, and its exquisite volumes have been exhibited worldwide, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The proprietor, Gunnar A Kaldewey, has collaborated with artists such as Mischa Kuball, Jonathan Lasker, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Richard Tuttle, and Not Vital. These limited edition books have featured writers from many countries and periods, from Lao Tsu and Ovid to Samuel Beckett and Paul Celan. This profusely illustrated catalogue raisonné presents in detail all seventy-five books published to date, with individual descriptions, an introductory essay, and an interview with Gunnar A. Kaldewey. The press is located in Poestenkill, NY. Approx. 500 illustrations.

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B3885. Words Set Free / Letter Exchange
Words Set Free. Letter Exchange. 2012. 56pp. 8.25"x5.12". Paper

The theme of the catalog is "Freedom of Speech" and displays an exciting and eclectic mix of pieces from professional lettering artists: calligraphers, type designers, letter cutters, and typographers. All are members of the UK-based Letter Exchange.

"Beautifully designed and produced" - Manny Ling




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B3888. Roots and Wings / Pieper
Roots and Wings: The Art of Calligraphy 1982-2012/ Wurzeln und Flügel: Schriftkunst by Katharina Pieper. 2012. 240pp. 8.5 "x 11.3 ". Hardcover

Presents the work and words of Katharina Pieper (text in English & German). Also includes (in German with an English summary): Silvia Werfel on the history of calligraphy in Germany, Françoise Mathis Sandmaier on KP in the context of modernity, and Mary Noble on England.




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B3953. Special Offer: Words of Risk/Things That Dream
B3953. Special Offer: Words of Risk/Things That Dream.

Purchase both Words of Risk and Things that Dream for only $109. Save $15.00. The price includes shipping in the USA.

B900. Words of Risk: The Art of Thomas Ingmire
By Michael Gullick. 1989. 90pp. 65 illus., many in full color. 9" x 12". Paper.

Using words as subjects, Ingmire's work has progressed from the transcription of texts to complex multi-layered visual statements. His juxtaposition of and interplay between words and images challenges the traditional role of calligraphy as "decorated writing." The book describes the work and working process of Ingmire and reproduces virtually all of his major pieces, many in full color.

B38940. Things that Dream: Contemporary Calligraphic Artists' Books. 2012. 556pp. 12.75"x9.25". Hardcover

For five years calligrapher Thomas Ingmire has provided text and heads for sixteen one-of-a-kind books of poetry by Pablo Neruda and Federico García Lorca. This collaborative effort included poet and model Mary Julia Klimenko, artist Manuel Neri, and design binders Daniel E. Kelm, Kylin Lee, and others at the Wide Awake Garage bindery. This catalog is generously illustrated in full color with large-format double-page images from the books. The text is in English and Spanish and by Bruce Nixon with additional contributions by Mark Dimunation, Joseph Goldyne; Michael Keller, Roberto Trujillo; and Steve Woodall. Spanish title: Cosas que sueñan: Libros de artistas caligráficos contemporaneous.



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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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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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