The Bible of Illuminated Letters - Margaret Morgan
The Bible of Illuminated Letters by Margaret Morgan
A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy
The ancient art of illuminating manuscripts is currently attracting many new writing enthusiasts, especially artists, art students and general lovers of calligraphy. The Bible of Illuminated Letters is a volume everyone will want to add to their collection. It presents step-by-step instructions for recreating 12 illuminated alphabets. Among them are Celtic, Saxon, Gothic, Romanesque and Modern Revival, plus seven more, including several modern scripts. Follow along with the detailed diagram instructions on creating upper- and lower-case letters, as well as different ways to design borders and decorations. As you advance in your illuminated lettering knowledge, you can also follow the author’s clear directions for gilding - decorating with gold leaf - just as it was originally done in medieval European monasteries. Inside the cover, readers and students of illumination will be delighted to find:
A history of illumination
Required tools, techniques and materials for illuminating
Instruction in layout and design
Detailed steps to create 12 alphabet styles
This beautiful How To Illuminate Letters book also features a gorgeous picture gallery of outstanding historical and contemporary illuminated letters, as well as a glossary and index. There are more than 400 inspiring full-color illustrations to behold as you go through your learning journey!
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 5.75” x 7.75”
About the Authors
Mary Noble is a professional calligrapher who spreads her enthusiasm for calligraphy by teaching, writing, and exhibiting her work. She is a Fellow of the U.K.-based Society of Scribes and Illuminators, and the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, of which she is a former chairperson. She is a co-author of The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy and Illuminated Letters and The Beginner’s Guide to Calligraphy. She regularly accepts both public and private commissions and conducts calligraphy workshops.