Medieval Alphabets and Decorative Devices

Medieval Alphabets and Decorative Devices

ISBN 13:  9780486404660

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Author  Henry Shaw
Format  Paperback
Editor  Henry Shaw
No. of Pages  48
Brand:  Dover Publications

Clear delineations of original medieval alphabet source material. An exceptionally rich selection of 30 authentic alphabets and dozens of individual letters and ornamental devices taken from the Westminster Abbey monuments of Richard II and Henry III, French prayer books of the 15th century, the stalls in St. George's Chapel at Windsor.
Sources incorporate vines, flowers, leaves, faces, and other graceful ornaments. Ideal for adding a medieval touch to a variety of craft and graphic art projects, these intricate designs will also delight students of art, history, and Western culture.
Includes: detailed 16th century heraldic devices, drawings and material from the British museum, riband lettering, and monograms and illustrated capitals from major works.

Illustrations: 30 authentic medieval alphabets, 150 decorative letters
Copyright: Permission Free
ISBN 10: 0486404668

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