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Journeys in Calligraphy: Inspiring Scripts from Around the World
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Denise Lach
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Journeys in Calligraphy: Inspiring Scripts from Around the World

Denise Lach


Thames & Hudson Ltd

Lettering & calligraphy


192 pages

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Not only do scripts and alphabets form bridges between cultures, but their history and the stories they tell are the perfect springboard for calligraphic experimentation. From India to Ethiopia, Tibet and beyond, Denise Lach has travelled widely in the world of script. Here, she documents complex and simple characters, playful shapes and vibrant colours, which she then translates into her own visual art. She demonstrates the exciting design possibilities offered by script: you can repeat, turn, mirror and rotate letters; you can also experiment with rhythms, contrasts, colours and line widths. In addition to calligraphic techniques, Lach introduces examples from printmaking, fabric printing, collage making and digital techniques. As illustrated by its beautifully photographed works of art - on paper, stone, fabric or ceramic material- Journeys in Calligraphy will take you to many surprising destinations.

By:   Denise Lach
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 235mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   1.110kg
ISBN:   9780500518199
ISBN 10:   050051819X
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   December 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction * Early Writing * Ethiopian Script * Swahili * Kannada * Tibetan * Burman * Runes * Malay Script * Other Journeys

Denise Lach teaches serigraphy and conceptual writing at the Basel School of Design, Switzerland, and has held teaching posts all over the world. Her works are shown internationally.

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