Art and Practice of Lettering Calligraphy
on CD Calligraphy is a type of visual art. It is often called the art of fancy lettering. A style of writing is described as a script, hand or alphabet. Modern calligraphy ranges from functional hand-lettered inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the abstract expression of the handwritten mark may or may not compromise the legibility of the letters. Classical calligraphy differs from typography and non-classical hand-lettering, though a calligrapher may create all of these; characters are historically disciplined yet fluid and spontaneous, improvised at the moment of writing. Western calligraphy has some special features, such as the illumination of the first letter of each book or chapter in medieval times. A decorative "carpet page" may precede the literature, filled with ornate, geometrical depictions of bold-hued animals. This wonderful library of twenty-seven 27 vintage texts provides a vast learning experience, with hundreds of examples of textural graphics which you may copy to practice the fine art of lettering. (Summary from Wikipedia) You will receive the following books: :: A few suggestions of plain letterings for artists and others (1908) :: A book of cyphers, more compleat & regular than any ever publish d. Consisting of 600 cyphers (1750) :: A system of easy lettering (1890) :: A text-book of free-hand lettering (1909) :: A text-book on plain lettering (1901) :: Alphabets old and new, for the use of craftsmen (1898) :: Draughtsman s Alphabets (1877) :: Free-hand lettering (1906) :: Hand lettering (1912) :: Industrial Monograms (1881) :: Lettering (1916) :: Lettering for commercial purposes (1918) :: Lettering for draftsmen, engineers and students (1913) :: Lettering for draftsmen, engineers and students (1896) :: Lettering in ornament (1902) :: Letters & lettering a treatise with 200 examples (1902) :: L Ornamentazione - G Vendrame (1923) :: Modern show card lettering, designs and advertising phases (1906) :: Monograms & ciphers (1906) :: Pantographia Containing Accurate Copies of all the Known Alphabets in the World (1799) :: Student s alphabets (1907) :: Textbook on show-card writing - show-card design and leter formation (1903) :: The book of ornamental alphabets (1914) :: The essentials of lettering; a manual for students and designers (1912) :: The hand book of mediaeval alphabets and devices (1856) :: Writing & illuminating & lettering (1906) :: Writing & illuminating, & lettering (1917) Sample thumbnails taken from the collection. (Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI) FINE PRINT: Files in our collections are in .pdf format, so you can easily view, copy, print, or share as you see fit. Use our scanned images for research or school projects, all pages are scanned at 300 DPI or more. View directly in Adobe Reader - perfect for reprinting in newsletters, magazines or art projects, use as clip art in any graphics program, scale it, edit it, print it to suit your needs. Our catalog and image CD-ROM s are intended to be used on any computer capable of viewing .gifs, .tiffs and .gifs. CD is not intended for DVD Players. (DVD movies are of course playable on any home DVD player). BEFORE bidding on this item, please note the location. We ship from multiple locations, CD/DVD s are shipped immediately, custom vintage giftware is Special Order , and will ship factory direct - holiday season please allow 10 to 14 days production time BEFORE item is shipped. Shipping: SAVE on shipping, purchase additional items and pay only $1.00 ($2.00 Int l) for each CD/DVD! Please wait for invoice prior to remitting payment - we are happy to combine your purchases to save on costs. Did you know that many of our reproduction catalog covers are now available on great gift items such as mouse pads, clocks, jewelry and more? Please check out the VLR on Atomic Mall store to see all these all original gift items. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.