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by Michelle P. Brown,Patricia Lovett

eBook The Historical Sourcebook for Scribes epub
  • ISBN: 0802047203
  • Author: Michelle P. Brown,Patricia Lovett
  • Genre: Photography
  • Subcategory: Graphic Design
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; First Edition edition (April 17, 1999)
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • ePUB size: 1935 kb
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The Historical Source Book for Scribes. Michelle P. Brown is a curator of Western Manuscripts in the British Library and author of several books, including A Guide to Western Historical Scripts and The Book of Cerne.

The Historical Source Book for Scribes.

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Fourteen historical manuscripts, supported by other manuscript examples, are used to explore fifteen selected writing styles. Fourteen historical manuscripts, supported by other manuscript examples, are used to explore fifteen selected writing styles. Patricia Lovett uses the manuscripts to analyse the letter-forms in detail, and then gives clear guidance on how to write the letters.

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by Michelle P. Brown, Patricia Lovett. ISBN 9780802047205 (978-0-8020-4720-5) Hardcover, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 1999. Find signed collectible books: 'The Historical Sourcebook for Scribes'. Local studies in towns: A teacher's handbook.

with Patricia Lovett, The British Library Historical Source-Book for Scribes. M. P. Brown and S. McKendrick, eds, The Illuminated Book in the Later Middle Ages. Studies in Honour of Janet Backhouse. British Library & Toronto University Press: London & Toronto, 1999. The Lindisfarne Gospels: Society, Spirituality and the Scribe. British Library, Faksimile Verlag & Toronto University Press: London, Luzern & Toronto 2003. Painted Labyrinth: The World of the Lindisfarne Gospels. British Library & Toronto University Press: London & Toronto, 1997. Brown and C. Farr, eds, Mercia: An Anglo-Saxon Kingdom in Europe. Leicester University Press: Leicester, 2001.

Brown, Michelle, and Patricia Lovett. Michelle Brown is currently Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library, and a former student of Julian Brown's. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

Michelle P. The Sherborne Missal. Sidney E. Berger, "The Historical Source Book for Scribes. Brown, Patricia LovettThe Sherborne Missal. Janet Backhouse," The Library Quarterly 71, no. 1 (Ja. 2001): 88-90.

Michelle Brown is Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at The British Library. Her previous publications include The Book of Cerne (UTP 1996), and The Historical Source Book for Scribes (with Patricia Lovett, UTP 1999). Библиографические данные. The British Library Guide to Writing and Scripts: History and Techniques British Library guides.

Fourteen historical manuscripts, supported by other manuscript examples, are used to explore fifteen selected writing styles. Dr Michelle P. Brown analyses the production of the manuscripts, setting them in their historical context and relating them to the people who produced them. Patricia Lovett uses the manuscripts to analyse the letter-forms in detail, and then gives clear guidance on how to write the letters. Each section includes a calligraphic interpretation of the historic letter-form.

This book is the first to put the needs of the historian and the scribe at the forefront. Large-scale examples of the manuscripts are included for letter analysis, with, in most instances, a full page colour reproduction of a page from the same manuscript alongside. Other selected manuscripts with clear letter-forms show the development of that alphabet style throughout the periods under consideration. A whole page is devoted to exemplar letters of each alphabet style, with clear guidelines on how the letters are formed, including punctuation marks, an ampersand (or et ligature) and numerals. Each section includes a specially created piece of modern calligraphy, showing how the hand can be used today.

Comments: (3)
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Not the cheapest book but it's an invaluable reference for calligraphers interested in historical scripts. We'd all love to get to the manuscripts section of the British Library and spend a few months analysing calligraphic hands from Roman onwards but it's not usually possible to do so. Having a well-known calligrapher analyse examples selected and described by one of the most prestigious palaeographers in the world is pure jam. Good plates show off the original scripts and Patricia Lovett writes various alphabets out in the style of the original to show how the pen is moved, angles, nib-twists and so forth. Great commentary by Michelle Brown. I thought for a while about spending the money on this but took the plunge and am very glad that I did so -- it's a historical calligraphy course in one volume and although nothing will ever replace Marc Drogin's Medieval Calligraphy volume, this one goes further forward in time and has got better pictures.
Elizabeth
Amazing book. I rank it right up there with Marc Drogin's "Medieval Calligraphy, Its History and Technique" as one of the best sources for Medieval European calligraphy.
Ubrise
Like other authors before them, Brown and Lovett have attempted to create the ultimate general guide to historical writing. And, like other authors before them, they've met with modest success.
Modest, because like anyone else who tries to break the ductus of a given hand down for the use of modern calligraphers, the scripts in this book (about 16 hands, Medieval and Renaissance, are presented) suffer from the simplification that occurs when a calligrapher attempts to blend many, many historical examples into a generalized, modern hand. Now, on the whole, that's not bad. It all depends on your purposes, of course, but for most people, a generalized and simplified hand is just the ticket. If, like me, you would prefer to see a specific example of a specific hand broken faithfully into an exemplar, though, you'll be disappointed. Even the hands in this book that imply the use of a specific example in creating the exemplars suffer from modification.
However, there is a truly splendid feature in this book. Each hand presented contains a detailed breakdown of the angles and spacing of a specific historical example. This is a real boon.
The text is primarily concerned with the history of the presented scripts. If you are looking for a beginners manual, this book is probably not for you. While it doesn't require intermediate or advanced skills to use this book, it does concentrate on presenting historical detail rather than step by step instructions for selecting the best materials, et cetera. There is, of course, some basic, general instructional material, but, again, this is not the emphasis of this book.
I'd probably put this book about halfway between Drogin's <i>Medieval Calligraphy</i> and Harris' <i>Practical Calligraphy</i>. The Drogin is text heavy, and works as an introductory book on paleography as well as it works as an instructional manual on making historic scripts. Harris, on the other hand, works extremely well as a visual teaching tool, and probably does the best job of presenting the ductus because of the use of color, but it is light on text. Brown and Lovett do a nice job of walking down the middle.
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