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The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy

The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing

By Christopher Calderhead (Editor), Holly Cohen (Editor)


Format Hardcover


The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy

The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing

by Christopher Calderhead, Holly Cohen



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
Discover the sophisticated beauty of calligraphy from around the world with this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource.
This groundbreaking international tour of calligraphy now features a sumptuous new foil-stamped cover. Showcasing the work of a roster of international artists, it features more than 60 scripts drawn by experts from America and Armenia to Syria and Tibet. Reflecting the diversity of contemporary calligraphy, it includes lessons and exercises for learning to write 28 alphabets, including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Roman, and more. This unique volume offers an exploration of each script’s history, while beautiful step-by-step instructions and examples will inspire and guide calligraphy enthusiasts and experts alike.

Christopher Calderhead is the editor and designer of Letter Arts Review, creator of the book series Letters from New York, and author of Calligraphy Studio: The Ultimate Introduction to the Art of Hand Lettering and Illuminating the Word: The Making of the Saint John's Bible. He teaches at Pratt Institute and Bronx Community College and lives in New York City.
Holly Cohen is a calligrapher and jewelry designer. She has served on the board of the Society of Scribes in New York, was a juror for the 2010 Letter Arts Review annual juried issue, and coedited Letters from New York. She lives in New York City.

Pub Date: 10/2/2018

ISBN: 9781454930389

Price: $27.95 / $37.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages, all in color

Trim: 10 x 10 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Art / Calligraphy

Publisher: Sterling