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This is an elegant publication about the aesthetic and expressive potential of lettering in all its forms. Written by a professor of design at the University of Fine Art in Hamburg, Germany, it achieves its goal of revitalizing instruction in the art of written communication. The author "offers this book to teachers in elementary and secondary schools as well as to professors at academies and universities." More a picture book than a textbook, the author shares hundreds of examples of calligraphy by his students and colleagues, making visible the process of teaching and learning and the nature of the instructional process. His teaching methods are described and illustrated by exquisite examples of work produced in Andersch's classes. The cost of this book limits its widespread acquisition, but this book is a rich source of inspiration and education for those interested in the state of lettering in the twentieth century. The book's graphic design and the quality of color reproductions makes it a worthy recipient of awards and honors.
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Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jan 1, 1992
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