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The Illuminated Alphabet

Author : Timothy Noad
ISBN : 9780785835677
Genre : Art
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Create intricate, decorated letters, and then enhance them with brilliant gliding and rich hues. The Illuminated Alphabet puts a marvelous variety of alphabets and embellishments at your disposal! Whether you’re looking for simple or the elaborate examples, you will find enormous elegance and beauty in your illuminated lettering. From interlacing spirals of Irish script to the spiraling tendrils of the Gothic style, you’ll re-create beautiful alphabets that have been admired throughout history. Pore through the history of illuminated letters, at the artists who created them, as well as the patrons who commissioned them. Each alphabet includes diagrams for upper and lower-case letters, ideas for borders and decorations, a materials list, instructions for gliding, and a fabulous gallery of historical and modern examples. Combine the best of traditional works and new masterpieces with this indispensable guide to the art of illumination. The Illuminated Alphabet shows the budding calligraphy artist how to create beautiful medieval lettering that would make the monks jealous.
Category: Art

The Illuminated Alphabet

Author : Theodore Menten
ISBN : 9780486227450
Genre : Design
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50 great initials of the Middle Ages, all with remarkable, ready-to-color illuminations built into them: Biblical scenes, knights, martyrdoms, grotesque animals, geometrical ornament, scenes of war and play, musicians and much else from the treasury of medieval manuscript.
Category: Design

The Illuminated Alphabet

Author : Jim Billingsley
ISBN : 0947338349
Genre : Calligraphy
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Companion volume to the TCalligrapher's Workbook' containing step-by-step instructions for illuminating the alphabet letter by letter. Includes printed outlines of each letter, which can be completed with watercolours. Spiral bound.
Category: Calligraphy

Letters From Heaven

Author : Susan Kelly Von Medicus
ISBN : 1888212187
Genre : Religion
File Size : 65.51 MB
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With its artwork, its accompanying poems, and its many other special features, 'Letters From Heaven' is much more than an alphabet book-it’s a book your children will enjoy for years to come! The illuminated letters in this alphabet are Irish Uncial Majus
Category: Religion

Illuminated Alphabet Coloring Book

Author : Ted Menten
ISBN : 061397607X
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medieval initial letters. Celtic floral interlacements, Biblical scenes, scenes of war and play, knights, grotesque animals, martyrdoms, fanciful devices.
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An Illuminated Alphabet

Author : Bodleian Library
ISBN : 1851244131
Genre : Art
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The Bodleian Library is home to some of the finest examples of illuminated letters. Now, withAn Illuminated Alphabet, readers young and old can enjoy a wide selection of these extraordinary letters in twenty-six pull-out postcardsone for each letter of the alphabet. Each postcard features one illuminated letter from a book or manuscript in the Bodleian Library's collection. From large gold-leaf initials in medieval and Renaissance manuscripts to hand-painted examples from early printed books,An Illuminated Alphabet offers an intriguing new way to enjoy the many treasures in the collection of the Bodleian Library. Whether you're an art lover, bibliophile, or one of the Library's more than one million visitors each year, this most beautiful of alphabet books is sure to become a favorite.
Category: Art

The Bible Of Illuminated Letters

Author : Margaret Morgan
ISBN : 0764158201
Genre : Art
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The ancient art of illuminating manuscripts is currently attracting many new enthusiasts among artists, art students, and lovers of calligraphy. The Bible of Illuminated Letters is a volume they'll all want to add to their collections. It presents step-by-step instructions for recreating twelve illuminated alphabets. Among them are Celtic, Saxon, Gothic, Romanesque, Modern Revival, and seven more, including several modern scripts. Detailed diagrams instruct on creating upper- and lower-case letters, as well as on ways for designing borders and decorations. More ambitious students can also follow clear directions for gilding--decorating with gold leaf--as was originally done in medieval European monasteries. Readers and students of illumination who open this book will find: a history of illumination; required tools, techniques, and materials for illuminating; instruction in layout and design; and steps to follow in order to create 12 alphabet styles. This beautiful book also features a picture gallery of outstanding historical and contemporary illuminated letters, as well as a glossary and index. More than 400 inspiring color illustrations in total.
Category: Art

1001 Illuminated Initial Letters

Author : Owen Jones
ISBN : 9780486155432
Genre : Design
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Magnificently embellished letters of the alphabet — approximately 40 to a page plus one page of roman and arabic numbers — primarily taken from Jones's illustrated The Psalms of David.
Category: Design

Bestiary

Author : Jonathan Hunt
ISBN : 0689812469
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 26.60 MB
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A collection of twenty-six medieval myths, stories, and legends, from amphisbaena to ziphius, is embellished with vivid illustrations, fascinating details, a pronunciation guide, maps, and a bibliography.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Illuminated Letters

Author : Aidan Meehan
ISBN : 0500276854
Genre : Design
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From the Celtic Design series: a reference manual on Celtic illuminated letters, blending history and anecdote with practical instruction.
Category: Design

The Encyclopedia Of Calligraphy And Illumination

Author : Janet Mehigan
ISBN : 184448064X
Genre : Calligraphy
File Size : 61.87 MB
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A step-by-step visual directory of decorative techniques and an inspirational gallery of finished works. Calligraphy can be a work of art in its own right, or it can be used to adorn anything from parchment to pottery. Discover the time-honoured skills of the calligrapher and add beauty and style to greetings cards, correspondence, dinner-table placements, and certificates. An explanation of essential tools, equipment and basic penmanship allows even the novice to begin creating ornate works with ease. Clear step-by-step illustrations introduce each style of alphabet, from traditional gothic scripts to modern flourished italics and decorative borders. Easy to follow instructions explain the techniques for illuminating letters, including burnishing, gilding and creating 3-dimensional effects. A gallery of inspirational works encourages experimentation with different colours, designs and materials.
Category: Calligraphy

Illuminated Initials In Full Color

Author : Carol Belanger Grafton
ISBN : 9780486319933
Genre : Design
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Among the glories of extant medieval manuscripts are the splendid illuminated initials in which geometric, curvilinear, animal, religious and other motifs intertwine to form extraordinarily beautiful and decorative letters. For this striking volume, Carol Belanger Grafton has selected 548 illuminated letters-alphabetically arranged-from 19th-century reprints of medieval manuscripts. Here are magnificently ornamented initials-some the length of an entire margin, another encompassing the page itself, others delicate miniatures. All are imaginatively and beautifully enhanced with royal and saintly figures, mythical creatures, knights in battle, exquisite florals and much more. Encompassing all the letters of the alphabet, and including a selection of hand-colored chromolithographs, this practical archive of lovely copyright-free designs not only provides commercial artists and illustrators with a wealth of usable letters, it offers a splendid sampling of the ancient art of manuscript illuminations.
Category: Design

Medieval Meets Baroque Illuminated Alphabet With Rhymes

Author : Valerie Rachel Martin
ISBN : 9798662966222
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Art is never static - it evolves. So does calligraphy. More than millennia later, calligraphy has adapted from the old writing tradition into new styles, with modern or traditional writing instruments and inks. In the postmodern era, we have no boundaries on how to stretch and fuse artistic concepts. In this Illuminated Alphabet book, Gothic and Baroque lettering styles create a delightful fusion. Medieval style illumination with illustrations of magical and mythical creatures makes letters come alive. Hand-written witty rhymes show examples of calligraphy hands. The purpose of this book is to provide fun and inspiration to readers of any age. Perhaps this would be their first step towards learning the art of fine hand lettering.
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Medieval Alphabets And Decorative Devices

Author : Henry Shaw
ISBN : 9780486404660
Genre : Design
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30 authentic alphabets and over 150 individual letters and decorative devices -- taken from Westminster Abbey monuments, 15th-century French prayer books, and other sources -- incorporate vines, flowers, leaves, faces, and more.
Category: Design

A Fine Book Of Letters

Author : Carol Way Wood
ISBN : 1544839421
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"A Fine Book of Letters" grew out of an exhibition of watercolors I created for a show on Martha's Vineyard in 2008. When I began the project I wanted to create letters with images that related to my life and environment. So, for example, I used my bunny for the "B". I also looked for flowers that grew around me and birds that inhabit my yard. The one exception is the California Quail. I really wanted to do the quail that has that cute little feather on it's forehead. Once I had done the whole alphabet if just seemed natural to make it into a book. The text just seemed to flow. And, I didn't "dumb it down". There are big words in here, which makes it a fun book for adults to read to children. It took a few tries, a lot of help from my book designer, A.Michelle, and a successful Kickstarter project to get the book self-published. It sold out in a couple of years and I was at a l loss as to how to get it reprinted until Create Space was recommended to me. When people ask me about purchasing the book I can now send them to Amazon!
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Out Door Games

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ISBN : BL:A0018743506
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