The Art and History of Calligraphy - the exhibition catalogue from British Library available to buy at Museum Bookstore

The Art and History of Calligraphy

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The Art and History of Callgraphy

This richly illustrated book features 77 intricate examples of calligraphy from the collection of the British Library and explores the development of calligraphy ranging from the earliest known woman’s handwriting in Roman Britain to contemporary artworks. The book also looks at how manuscripts were made, including, quills, vellum and parchment, pigments, brushes, and gold, with illustrations showing the sequence of mediæval manuscript illumination production. 

The author, Patricia Lovett is a renowned expert on the history of the form as well as a fine calligrapher herself, and writes from a practitioner's point of view. With over 70 full page illustrations, the book enables the reader to see the fine detail of each manuscript, and to understand more clearly than ever before the craft and artistic skill that were necessary to create these strikingly beautiful pieces of writing.

  • Author: Patricia Lovett
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Date published: April 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0712356688
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 22.0 cm