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The Model Book Of Calligraphy (16Th Century)

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#1 Lloyd


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Posted 01 November 2018 - 23:50

For those interested:

The Model Book of Calligraphy (1561–1596): A Stunningly Detailed Illuminated Manuscript Created over Three Decades

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 02:06

Thanks for posting the link.  This looks really cool.  I've forwarded the link on because I know a lot a scribal people in the SCA who would probably be interested in seeing this as well.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 05:38

Right on! Or should I say "Write On."

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 09:46

Following the links in the article, I also found a marvellous digitised book you can download as a PDF (if your German, or Google Translate, is up to it) at http://daten.digital...e=11&pdfseitex=

Some of the best pages are shown on https://publicdomain...-schriber-1494/

but as a calligrapher (albeit a bad one) I'm glad I downloaded the full text, as the cadels illustrated are very good examples to copy.

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 18:00

Very cool. I like how some of the illustrations follow onto the reverse of the page (ie. flowers slipped through drawn cuts on the front).

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 15:12

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 15:31


Thanks for the link!

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