Artist & Alphabet
Twentieth Century Calligraphy and Letter Art in America
ISBN10: 1567921183 ISBN13: 9781567921182 Contributors: Koeth, Alice; Jackson, Donald (Introduction) Publisher: David R Godine Pub Published: Jan 1 2000 Pages: 132 Weight: 1.45lbs. Height: 11.00" Width: 8.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Over the past quarter century, calligraphy and the lettering arts have enjoyed a renaissance all across America. As the century closes, it seems both appropriate and timely for Godine to join forces with the Society of Scribes (who will be marking their twenty-fifth anniversary) and the AIGA to assemble, exhibit, and illustrate the work of the calligraphers who have made major contributions to the field and whose work, in the opinion of their peers, is consistently outstanding. Here, then, is a book presenting a century of scribes, representing 140 examples of their best work, and displaying the taste, variety and vitality of the lettering arts in this country over the past century. The greats are all here, from Arnold Bank, John Howard Benson, and W. A. Dwiggins to Alexander Zanetti and Hermann Zapt (whose influence is so pervasive and whose American contacts so legion that it would have been criminal to omit him). Between are examples with 96 specimens illustrated in full color and 47 in black and white, of the very best this country has produced.