Illumination - the creation of elaborate, decorated letters and initials - reached its apogee in the monasteries of medieval Europe. Embellished with gold leaf, the illuminated letters of those early scribes seemed to reflect light, as though they were indeed illuminated. This traditional art is now attracting new enthusiasts. “Illuminated Letters“ presents step-by-step instructions for recreating twelve illuminated alphabets, including Celtic, Saxon, Gothic, Romanesque and Modern Revival. Diagrams for upper- and lower-case letters are accompanied by ideas for borders and decorations, and full instructions for gilding. Each section explores ways in which the illuminated letters can be adapted to create a truly personal style, while a gallery of historical and modern examples will inspire further creativity.
The binding allows the book to lie open flat to work from. Very helpful.
Spiral hardback:256 pages
Dimensions: 20.2 x 16.4 x 2.6 cm
Note: Books are VAT exempt
|Quantity : Pack||Single|
|Books & DVDs : Subject||General|
|Books & DVDs : Medium||Calligraphy|
|Books & DVDs : Author/Artist||Margaret Morgan|