Medieval Alphabets and Decorative Devices

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Medieval Alphabets and Decorative Devices
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
Author: (editor) Henry Shaw
Size: A4
Format: pbk Book
Copyright: Permission Free

ISBN 13: 9780486404660
ISBN 10: 0486404668

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