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Graily Hewitt
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Lettering for Students and Craftspeople

Graily Hewitt


Dover Publications Inc.

Art & Architecture;
Lettering & calligraphy


336 pages

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Both a history and a how-to book, this landmark work by a great British calligrapher is required reading for every serious student of the art. Graily Hewitt introduces the general principles and the importance of the pen in the history of writing, tracing the development of minuscules and majuscules and other lettering styles. He then devotes a major portion of the book to Roman capitals, arrangement, legibility, and materials, including pens and inks, paper and parchment, pigments, gilding, and other methods. Full, detailed chapters on numerals, the double stroke, the theory of letters, and other topics round out the text. More than 400 illustrations offer instructional guidance on correct form, spacing, proportion, serifs, paragraph initials, raised letters, and much more. Complete letter-by-letter sequences show how to write the alphabet in formal minuscule and Roman capitals. In addition, samples of great calligraphy from Greek and Roman sources, The Book of Kells, medieval Italian manuscripts, and the author's own work document the glorious results achieved by master calligraphers of the past.

By:   Graily Hewitt
Imprint:   Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   471g
ISBN:   9780486275185
ISBN 10:   0486275183
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Graily Hewitt (1864-1952) attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and trained as a lawyer. Classes at London's Central School of Arts and Crafts led to Hewitt's taking on a teaching position there and at the Camberwell School of Art. Hewitt was instrumental in the revival of gilding in calligraphy, and his work is kept in the Victoria and Albert Museum's collections.

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