Initial Caps, Margaret Morgan (Encyclopedia)

Initial Caps, Margaret Morgan - library

Decorative calligraphy is the art of book ornamentation, for instance, decoration of initial caps with patterns, pictures, different colors and gilding.  The encyclopedia tells about the instruments and techniques applied for creating the ornaments and initial caps, all the stages of the preparation process.

It is a unique manual containing full alphabets and figures executed in six historic styles including Celtic, Gothic and Roman. It is a full-color illustrated book written in lucid literary style. At the end of the book there is a modern gallery.

2006. 258 pages, illustrated.

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