HISTORICAL western calligraphy japan 2010,

In this course students study the Manuscript 320 Breviario Camaldolese, ROTUNDA GOTHIC from the XV century (Arezzo Public Library), a selection of capital letters from various manuscripts and a variation of capitals with broader thick/thin relation. The manuscript 320 shows a very classical use of the gothic page design, but with the very legible and generous rotunda gothic.

Letters are very well formed, but the overall feeling is not static: the handwritten forms are very lively and the movement makes them dance on the page.

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In this course students study the hand and the page design of gothic manuscripts. The final project is a book with the historical forms and a modern page design.

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