The Art of Illumination

The Art of Illumination

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The beauty of illumination has been treasured from the Middle Ages to the present day. Now this invaluable book brings together all the skills and ideas you will ever need to create exquisite designs of your own.



Patricia Carter shows how to enhance calligraphy, texts and a host of other decorative items using watercolour and gouache. Seven complete alphabets are included to enable you to paint stunning capital letters and there are many glorious borders , from classic styles to modern, from simple to more intricate. The techniques include gilding, stippling, shadowing, stylising, mirroring and reproduction, plus the essential skill of laying out a page.



History and nature are Patricia's main source of inspiration and her enthusiasm will inspire artists and calligraphers alike to illuminate their work with colourful, creative designs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 216 x 292 x 13mm | 739g
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 Illustrations, color
  • 1844483851
  • 9781844483853
  • 473,349

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The beauty of illumination has been treasured from the Middle Ages to the present day. This invaluable book brings together all the skills and ideas you will ever need to create exquisite designs of your own for greetings cards, invitations, frames, bookmarks, boxes and more.



* Includes borders, alphabets decorative intials and monograms



* Techniques include gilding, stippling, applying colour and shadowing



* Learn how to create stylised, floral, ribbon and illustrated designs
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Review quote

Oct 13



In this thorough book, Carter not only goes over the basics of materials and colour used in illumination, but also teaches the reader about page layout, gilding, developing a design, shadowing, stippling, and more. Next, there is a large section on putting your illuminated designs to use. Carter covers a variety of borders, such as simple borders, floral borders, a maple leaf border, and so on. She teaches the reader about illuminated texts, themed borders, and illuminated alphabets. She also offers design ideas for both beginners and the advanced. All in all, this is a great book for anybody interested in design. * blueowlreviews.blogspot.co.uk *
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About Patricia Carter

Patricia Carter is the bestselling author of three Search Press titles, all of which are on the subject of illumination. She is, however, first and foremost a miniaturist, and her interest in that lead her to the discovery and revival of silver point, which she has gone on to develop in her own inimitable style. She lives in Neatishead, Norwich.
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