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The Art of Lettering.

The Art of Lettering. Albert Kapr. Mew York: K.G. Saur, 1983. Illustrated, 470 pp., hardbound, $75.00.

This book is a must for anyone interested in the letter form. It covers the history, anatomy and aesthetics of the Roman letter forms from their first appearance to the present day, leading the reader to an understanding of the world of writing in which we live. As artist and specialist, Kapr evaluates the letter forms in the seeming chaos of signs that surround us, appraising their beauty and aesthetic quality. The author achieves a happy synthesis of history and practice, emphasizing the practice of lettering to preserve the past as a living tradition.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Apr 1, 1990
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