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Text and Texture: Making Expressive Textures with Calligraphic Marks

A01 All Levels Monday – Saturday

Book List:

B2462. Experiments with Letterform and Calligraphy by Andre Gurtler. Hardcover $120.00

Symbols, Signs and Letters by Martin Andersch (out of print)

Lettering as Drawing by Nicolete Gray (out of print)

B2614. Codici 1 edited by Thomas Ingmire. 2003. 64pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $22.95

B2783. The Calligraphic Line: Thought on the Art of Writing by Hans Joachim Burgert (edited by Konard Bauer and translated by Brody Neuenschwander). Paper

B3244. Calligraphy A Book of Contemporary Inspiration by Denise Lach. $24.95

Hardcover sold out; paperback available Winter 2013. You may pre-order and book will be mailed to you. No charge for USA media mail.

B2132. Calligraphy: From calligraphy to abstract painting by Claude Mediavilla. Hardcover $150.00

[NEW] B3910. Mastering Calligraphy by Gay Godfrey Nicholls.Hardcover $40.00

B3813. Expressive Drawing: A Practical Guide to Freeing the Artist Within by Steven Aimone. 2009. 216pp. 9"x9". Hardcover$24.95. Special Pre-order price $22.46.

B3185. Paul Klee: Painting Music by by Hajo Duchting. Translated by Penelope Crowe. 2004. 111pp. Paper $14.95  

Japanese Calligraphy: The Art of Line & Space by Christine Flint Sato.

B3942. Birds, Beasts, Blossoms, and Bugs - The Nature of Japan by Harold P. Stern.  Out-of-print, but a few used copies are available. $19.95

B3926. John Cage Visual Art: To Sober and Quiet the Mind Written by Kathan Brown. 2001. 144 pages with 116 illustrations. Hardcover $42.00



Sumi ink (I70, I43)

• Rag or paper towel (S817)

• White paint (gouache (WNG512) or Dr. Martins bleed proof white) (I38)

• Mixing brush and dishes for ink/paint (BR37, S679)

 • Containers for water (S784, S276)

• Drawing paper or inexpensive paper for exercises

• One to two full sheets of black and gray Ingres paper (PS05)

• One to two full sheets of Arches MBM paper (white 105 gsm) (PS104)

• Flat Tools: Craft or balsa sticks

• Automatic pen (#4 or #5)(N27)

• Parallel pen 6mm (optional) (FP67)

• Flat brush (optional) (BR01, BR24)

•Wide calligraphy chisel nibs Monoline Tools: Pencil HB (#2) (S142)

• Felt tip marker or Pigma Micron (M17)

• Pointed or small chisel nibs (N02,N113, N120, N118)

• Pipettes or squeeze bottles (S141, S140)

• Tools from nature: twigs, seedpods, etc.

• Folded Pen, Brush and Found Objects: Cola pen • Folded ruling pen (N30) • Ruling pen (N22) • Pointed brush (BR38)

• Found objects: seashells •stones • creepers • straw • pipe cleaners, etc.

• One or two photo images of lines and textures from nature

• Binder clips (S721, S722)

• Bone folder (S308)

• Ruler (set of triangle, metal ruler) (S271)

• Cutter knife and cutting board (S417, S504-LG)


B2614. Codici 1/Ingmire
Codici 1.
Edited by Thomas Ingmire. 2003. 64pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.

Ingmire is best known for his expressive -- and often
non-legible -- calligraphic works. This illustrated notebook
draws primarily from Ingmire's teaching. It presents the assignments, support materials, the works created by the students, as well as images and brief discussions of his own recent works that relate to the program. Topics include inventing new forms, lettering as drawing, the expressive line, the shape and space of writing, the word as image, Hans-Joachim Burgert: the calligraphic line, the space of
writing: the ditchling project. The emphasis is on a visual rather than a verbal message.

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B2783. Calligraphic Line / Burgert
The Calligraphic Line: Thoughts on the Art of Writing
By Hans-Joachim Burgert. 2nd edition. Translated by Brody Neuenschwander. (1989) 2002. Approx. 177pp. 8.5"x11". Paper Spiral.

Presents Burgert's perspective on the role of form and function in calligraphy and writing, the history of the graphic form (symbol/writing/calligraphy), the need and development of cursive writing and alphabets. The second section presents Burgert's thoughts on the place of calligraphy in the Western world after the invention of printing from type and its relationship to type. Note that this is a photocopy reproduction. The quality of the illustrations vary, but all are photocopies.

If pg.60 of your copy is blank, see a pdf of the illustrations.

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B2132. Calligraphy / Mediavilla
Calligraphy: From Calligraphy to Abstract Painting
By Claude Mediavilla. 1996. 336 pp. 10" x 13". Hardcover.

An encyclopedic treatment of calligraphy: tools and materials, the history of writing & script, the historical hands (Roman caps, rustic, Roman cursive, uncial, Carolingian, gothic scripts, Renaissance writing styles - including 22 model alphabets with ductus), the writing masters, the 20th-century calligraphic revival and calligraphy & abstract painting. 490 illustrations, 200 in color. Full of color illustrations from historical sources and from contemporary scribes. It is also full of Mediavilla's work which is seldom seen in the USA. Worth the price.

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B3926. John Cage Visual Art / Brown
B3926. John Cage Visual Art: To Sober and Quiet the Mind Written by Kathan Brown. 2001. 144 pages with 116 illustrations. Hardcover

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

John Cage advocated paying attention to the world around us, and "to the life that we are so excellently living." He is mainly known as a composer who affected the course of music in our time, but he also lectured, wrote commentary and poetry, and made prints, watercolors, and drawings. He died in 1992, but his work continues to affect people conscious of shaping their own lives. Kathan Brown worked with John Cage on the prints that make up the largest and most sustained aspect of his visual art. She offers this book as a tool to help readers move freely through Cage's art, using whatever seems interesting.

The book is in three parts. The first is a text written from Brown's own experience. In it, she often uses Cage's words to describe particular works, and she reflects upon how the art can be used in the world. The second is a detailed section that illustrates "scores" that Cage created for his printers, and explains his use of what he called "chance operations" in making his work. The third section of the book is pictorial. Cage told Brown that the purpose of art is "to sober and quiet the mind, so that it is in accord with what happens." The book contains many fine reproductions arranged to invite contemplation.

Your Price $42.00

I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)

15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019

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I43. Best Bottle Sumi Ink
Best Bottle Sumi Ink

This popular Japanese sumi ink is good both for beginners and for professional work. Smooth, rich black. Hard to find. One of the popular sumi inks for calligraphy. 6.75 oz, 200 ml bottle.

"The Best Bottle Sumi Ink truly is the best bottle. You can write three to four times longer with a pointed pen nib before the ink dries between the tines enough to alter the writing (this compared to Moon Palace)." C. M.

My test for any ink is to see if it will produce sharp thick and thin strokes at less than one sixteenth inch body height with a #6 Mitchell nib. Stick ink passes that test while most bottled inks don't, especially waterproof inks including sumi ones. The brown bottle sumi [Best Bottle] is non-waterproof, and I find it is better than others. –S.W.

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S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets
S817. Viva Paper towels, 12 sheets

Recommended by Harvest Crittenden for wiping pen points and brushes:
"I've used them exclusively for at least 8 years. They don't leave fuzz on the pen points or brushes."

We have made these available for those outside the USA or in areas where this brand is not readily available. This is a small pack of 12 sheets for easy shipping.

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I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin's Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).

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BR37. Silverwhite Brush: Brights
Silverwhite Bright. Short handle.

Limited Stock

A blend of soft white taklon filaments (synthetic) tapered to hold a sharp edge. Has a nice spring and decent color capacity. Short, polished, white-tipped silver handles and seamless nickel ferrules. Use for mixing, painting, brush lettering, or loading your pen. Suitable for water-based media including acrylics, watercolor, gouache, inks, dyes & tempera.

Bright, Size 1 2.5 mm
Bright, Size 2 3 mm
Bright, Size 4 4mm
Bright, Size 6 5 mm
Bright, Size 8 8 mm
Bright, Size 10 15mm

Your Price $4.80

S784. Water Container - 3 Piece
S784. Three Piece Detachable Plastic Brush Washer

Three plastic water containers that detach and fit into one. Use this handy item for rinsing pens and brushes. Great for workshops.

Your Price $5.55

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