This captivating volume is a tribute to the art of typography and explores the rich history and techniques of the ancient craft.
First published in 1906, this book serves as a comprehensive guide to the world of typography, lettering, and decorative illumination. From the precise strokes of traditional calligraphy to the delicate artistry of adding vibrant colours and gold accents to manuscripts, discover the history of this forgotten craft.
The chapters in this volume include:
- The Development of Writing
- Acquiring a Formal Hand
- Veral Letters & Coloured Capitals
- Laying & Burnishing Gold
- A Theory of Illumination
- The Development of Illumination
- The Roman Alphabet & Its Derivatives