The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy

Discover the sophisticated beauty of calligraphy from around the world with this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource.

The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy features 55 living scripts, including Carolingian (Roman), Japanese Hiragana (Japanese), Thuluth (Arabic), Ü–Chen (Tibetan), and Yerushalmi (Hebrew) — all presented through visual examples and accompanied by expert commentary.

Each script includes an overview of its origins, traditions, and unique characteristics, while an expanded description includes the kind of writing system used, the direction and sequence of the lines of continuous text, distinctions between majuscule and minuscule, and the principal writing tool.

Both a step-by-step guide and sumptuous visual tour, this groundbreaking collection is sure to inspire novices, experts, and admirers alike.

Authors — Christopher Calderhead and Holly Cohen.

Hardcover. 320 pages. 10" × 10" (25 cm × 25 cm).

The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy


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