Historical Scripts: From Classical Times to the Renaissance

By: Knight, Stan

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Historical Scripts is an excellent survey of the art of handwriting from the ancient Greek manuscripts to the elegant styles of the 18th century. With enlarged illustrations and solidly researched sources Knight treats his readers to a remarkable range of early calligraphy. It is a useful text for understanding the history of manuscripts as well as the details of letter construction. This work also helps one make judgments about the technical condition of letter writing and its qualities of rhythm and movement, possible only when consulting an original manuscript. The author has gone to considerable lengths to obtain illustrations of handwriting that reveal the tactile qualities of surfaces, ink tone, and flow, Second edition, second printing.

Title: Historical Scripts: From Classical Times to the Renaissance

Author: Knight, Stan

Categories: Books on Books, Graphic Design,

Edition: 2

Publisher: New Castle, Delaware, Oak Knoll Press: 1998

ISBN Number: 1884718566

ISBN Number 13: 9781884718564

Binding: Oversize Hardback

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Graphic Design

Size: XL

Seller ID: 141827

Description: A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 112 pages. 9 1/8"w x 12 1/8"h. Full dark blue cloth boards. Contents: Classical Letters, Majuscule Scripts, Emergence of the Minuscule, Gothic Scripts, Capital Development, Humanist Scripts, Glossary, Select Bibliography, Indices. Illustrated throughout.

Keywords: Calligraphy, Script, Lettering, manuscripts, Palaeographer, Alphabet, Handwriting, Majuscule, Gothic, Minuscule, Capital Development, Humanist Scrips,