Generous sampling of work by foremost modern calligrapher: single letters, words, sentences, ventures into abstract and Oriental calligraphy, more. Over 100 original alphabets. Foreword by Tommy Thompson.
Arthur Baker is a calligrapher and foremost type designer, especially well known for his Baker Signet, which was a breakthrough in the history of type design. This book concentrates on his calligraphy and shows how he raised that art to the heights it enjoyed during the Renaissance. It contains a generous sampling of his calligraphic work - in single letters, connected alphabets, words, sentences, and even ventures in abstract Calligraphy.
There are over 100 original alphabets in this book. There is a range from broad and bold forms to fine-line designs; from ornamented letters, rich and replete with flourishes, to simpler designs for ordinary occasions; from letters that exhibit an abandoned freedom to those that are more settled, neat and precise.
An original Dover publication (1973)
Good condition. Some wear to the paperback cover edges. "Greene & Greene Library" bookplate on inside cover.