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CALLIGRAPHY: A BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATION. Reprint. Translation of Schriftspiele: Experimentelle Kalligraphie (Haupt Verlag, Berne, 2009). Denise Lach. Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 2014. First English edition published 2009 in hardcover. Published in the U.S.A. by Thames and Hudson Inc., New York. 192 pp. with 259 ills. (100 col.). 26 x 24 cm. LC 2013-936831 ISBN 9780500291214 In English.
Publisher's description: The creative design potential of calligraphy is almost limitless: it can be a very personal pathway to explore an enormous array of sophisticated visual concepts. In this striking and original book, renowned calligrapher Denise Lach transforms images from nature into a rich source of inspiration for calligraphic compositions. This is not a technical howto guide, but an incitement to reinterpret our surroundings in infinitely varied lettering. Lach invites us to look closely at details and textures, expanding our powers of observation and finding ideas in the world around us. Using a range of writing tools and techniques, she takes a playful approach to written script, encouraging readers to look beyond legibility and use letterforms as building blocks to create beautiful calligraphic images.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 159430
Paperbound $22.50t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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