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Lettering as Drawing.

Not a new publication, but one definitely worth acquiring for anyone interested in the aesthetic aspects of lettering. The author looks at relationships between drawing and forms of lettering distinct from type design and handwriting. This is a fascinating look at Western traditions of calligraphy with illustrations taken from ancient charters, The Book of Kells, Mannerist and Baroque writing masters, Art Nouveau and even the abstract calligraphy of Miro. Lettering as Drawing is not a history of lettering--though it is carefully documented--but an aesthetic analysis that presents new insights and suggests myriad studio experiences. Recommended for students of lettering, and all curious minds.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Nov 1, 1993
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