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Arthur Baker: Foundational Calligraphy Manual by  Arthur Baker - Paperback - First Edition - 1983 - from A&D Books and Biblio.co.uk

Arthur Baker: Foundational Calligraphy Manual

by Baker, Arthur

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1983. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Near Fine paperback with a touch of light bumping to the tips and a touch of shelf wear; interior is clean and bright. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "The majestic capitals inscribed on Trajan's Column in Rome are the basis of our written alphabet, and for centuries artist-craftsmen have attempted to recreate their flowing lines. After studying the manuscripts on which the inscription was based and the tenth-century English manuscripts from which our lowercase alphabet developed, Arthur Baker finally deciphered the hand motions that formed these magnificent letters, unlocking the secret of their grace and fluidity. In this book Baker guides the calligrapher, step by step, through these hand motions. Each letter, capital and lowercase, is illustrated in a full page, showing Baker's hand as he makes the strokes. In addition to the manual, there are several pages illustrating applications of the foundational hand." Basic supplies list and instructions are included, as are full-alphabet variants. Text and illustrations by Arthur Baker; introduction by William Hogarth. vi + 90 pages; b&w illustrations throughout; 8.5 x 11 inches.
  • Bookseller: A&D Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 23027
  • Title: Arthur Baker: Foundational Calligraphy Manual
  • Author: Baker, Arthur
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 0684179199
  • ISBN 13: 9780684179193
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1983
  • Keywords: How-To; Typography; History
  • Bookseller catalogs: Graphic Arts & Design;

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