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The Calligrapher's Dictionary.

Would you believe that a writer could come up with more than 1,500 definitions of words and terms that clarify and extend understanding of calligraphy? Author/Calligrapher Rose Folsom does just that in this comprehensive complement to calligraphy. Beyond simple definitions, this book defines terms, provides biographies of prominent figures in calligraphy history, informs about the derivations of letters, and tells of lettering inks and other media, tools and techniques. Beyond a technical manual, this book has value for art historians, graphic designers, students and teachers. Each page is enlivened with drawings, photographs and/or examples of letterforms and scripts. Strongly recommended for high school and university levels.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Nov 1, 1993
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