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Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...A drawn typeface based around an axis that is angled somewhere between seven and 20 degrees. Italics derived from the subtly angled calligraphic typefaces used in sixteenth-century Italy, and cuts with this calligraphic form were drawn...

Calligraphy in Japan

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...In Japan, as in China, calligraphy has been held to be the highest form of artistic expression and a fine hand deemed a sign of refined personal character. Consequently, until modern times, calligraphic practice was an essential part...

Calligraphy in Pre-Modern Korea

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...Korea’s place within the Chinese cultural sphere led to its adoption of Chinese characters (for which the Korean term is Hanja) as its early writing system. An appreciation of the varying forms of treatment of characters by Chinese...

Zapf, Hermann (1918–2015)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...German-type designer, typographer, book designer, and calligrapher whose designs include the well-known typefaces Palatino and Optima, Zapf’s career spans enormous technological changes in type design, from hot metal composition...

Italic & Oblique

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

eBook

...A drawn typeface based around an axis that is angled somewhere between 7 and 20 degrees. Italics derived from the subtly angled calligraphic typefaces used in sixteenth century Italy, and cuts with this calligraphic form were drawn...

Calligraphy

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

eBook

...The art of writing by hand, typically with flowing lines and varying stroke thickness, which is achieved by using a chiselled nib or paintbrush. Can also refer to highly stylised and artistic writing styles. Many script fonts try to imitate...

Drawing and Painting in Japan (before 1868)

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...The painting of Japan has embraced many diverse currents. As throughout East Asia, the pictorial was inextricable from poetry and calligraphy. Yet the Japanese tendency to merge their painting sensibility with the decorative arts...

Renaissance Europe and the Ottoman Empire 1200–1750

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction The claim that the Renaissance in Europe brought about a sharp break with the preceding medieval period has been challenged in recent years by many scholars who no longer believe that medieval...

Chinese Calligraphy

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...Calligraphy or shufa is the art of writing in China and in imperial times it was always regarded as the highest form of fine art. It is also one of China’s oldest arts as it is thought to have originated in the earliest systematic form...

Asia, Africa, and the Americas 800 bce–1200 ce

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Europe experienced a period of cultural and economic decline after the fall of Rome, but other parts of the world outside the influence of Greco-Roman culture continued their own advancement only to confront...