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.
B2132. Calligraphy / Mediavilla Calligraphy
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.
B1012. Under Milk Wood/Thomas [Waters] Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices
By Dylan Thomas. 1989. 80pp. 9"x13". Hardcover
Commissioned by a private collector in 1961and completed in 1978, the 76-page manuscript is now exquisitely reproduced, each page in full color. The elaborate title
page is embossed into the cover. Of the 26 illustrations, six are text column length. The script is Sheila Waters’ personal style of Carolingian.
B1000. Schriftkunst - Letter Art/Hoefer B1000. Schriftkunst/Letterart
By Karlgeorg Hoefer. 1989. 95pp. 8"x8.5". Hardcover.
A collection of articles on Hoefer and his calligraphy and type design by Hermann Zapf, Dieter Leitner, Larry Brady, Gottfried Pott, Sheila Waters and others. Over 45 illustrations, most full page, of his calligraphy and type designs. 11 in full color. Hoefer is a master of the brush letter. Text in German and English. Edition of 1800. From Germany. Finely printed.
B900. Words of Risk / Gullick 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 challenge 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.
B2246. Celebrating American Poetry Celebrating American Poetry. An Exhibition of Contemporary Letter Arts. Paper. 32pp. 8.5"x11" Paper.
Exhibit catalog for the calligraphy and poetry competition sponsored by Letter Arts Review and the Fry Art Museum (Seattle, WA). Of the 50 pieces in the exhibit, 30 are illustrated in the catalog, 20 in full color. Raphael Boguslav was the judge for the show. Included are books and bowls, as well as, pieces on paper and vellum. Many of the artists have provided a brief statement on their piece.
B1535. Una Hoja del Arbol de la Vida B1535. Una hoja del arbol de la vida
1990. 20pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.
This exhibit catalog contains full color reproductions of 24 pieces from a calligraphy exhibition in memory of Guillermo Rodriguez-Benitez held in September 1990. Includes work by John Woodcock, Robert Boyajian, Hermann Zapf, John Stevens, Werner Schneider, Donald Jackson and others. Suzanne Moore.
B1897. Kunstraum Kalligrafie / Propfe Kunstraum Kalligrafie by Joachim Propfe. 2011. 239pp. 9.25"x10.25". Hardcover
Full of Propfe's calligraphic compostions on walls. A wide variety of styles, all wonderfully reproduced. Includes instructon on hands and lettering on wall. Text is in German.
Worth the price, especially if you read German.
B2244. Belle Lettere Belle Lettere.
1997. 168pp. 9.5" x 12". 200 illustrations, almost all in full color. Hardcover.
***3/2018: We are currently out of stock of this book. We do not know when we will recieve more copies. If you order this book we will backorder it and contact you upon it's arrival.***
This full-color book presents the best works from the entries for the Belle Lettere Prize. It is a glorious volume filled with full-page and detail color shots of the expressive calligraphic pieces. All are in full color. It is a painterly presentation printed on an off-white sheet, which gives the color reproduction a subtle warmth. Contributors include Denis Brown, Jane Dill, Ward Dunham & Linnea Lundquist, Olive Bull, Glen Epstein, Rose Folsom, Georgianna Greenwood, Thomas Ingmire, Cheryl Jacobsen, Hermann Kilian, Werner Schneider,Brody Neuenschwander, Jan Owen, Paul Shaw, Susan Skarsgard. There are also many Europeans who are little known to American calligraphers. Introductory essays are by Carlo Buffa "So Far, So Close"; Thomas Ingmire "Calligraphy in the 20th Century"; Tiziano Santi "Between Word and Image"; and Manfredo Massironi "The Pleasure of Showing & Looking at Words." A final essay by Monica
Dengo is on "The Work of Thomas Ingmire." Each essay is in English and Italian.
Please be warned. The f-word appears on pages 10-11. If the word gives you offense, don't purchase this book.
B4028. 100 New York Calligraphers / Dantzic B4028. 100 New York Calligraphers by Cynthia Maris Dantzic. 2015. 238pp. 9.25" x 12.25". Hardcover
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Encompassing a wide range of calligraphy in many languages and hands or styles, this book presents a visual treasury of works by 100 contemporary scribes, all of whom were either born in New York or studied or worked in the city. From English and its related Romance languages to a wide range of Asian and Middle Eastern alphabets and nonalphabetic characters, the more than 550 examples of beautiful writing create a rich visual smorgasbord. Traditional uses of hand-lettered calligraphy are shown, including event invitations and envelopes, certificates and awards, and quotes and sayings framed as artwork. The examples also include contemporary applications and nontraditional forms, such as graffiti and experimental calligraphy that is not formed from readable characters. All are hand-wrought and human-made, using pointed or broad-edged pens, whether quill or steel, or a brush or other simple tool.