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More Than Fine Writing: Irene Wellington: Calligrapher - Heather Child, Heather Collins, Ann Hechle & Donald Jackson

London: Pelham Books, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short closed tear to the top corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables [1]; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Photographic end papers & blanks;

From the cover: “Irene Wellington was a key figure in the development of calligraphy this century: she influenced the transformation of calligraphy from a medieval craft to a modern art form. A talented pupil of Edward Johnston, the founder of the revival of calligraphy in the twentieth century, Irene Wellington stretched the whole concept of calligraphy from the formal roots of Johnston’s teaching (itself embedded in historical tradition) to the freedom of personal statement. Her vision of the scope of the craft helped to make it the art form that it is today.

In extended captions to over 100 examples of Irene Wellington’s writing and illumination, Ann Hechle provides a guide to understanding her work that should prove inspirational to both practising and aspiring calligraphers. Donald Jackson discusses her methods and techniques and illustrates his essay with examples from her note books. In a further essay, Donald Jackson sets Irene Wellington in her historical context and assesses her influence. Heather Child’s essay provides the historical background to the revival of calligraphy in the twentieth century; Heather Collins contributes a short biography and chronology, together with a list of Irene Wellington’s main works with their date and place of composition. More than Fine Writing is one of the most important books on calligraphy and for calligraphers to be published for many years.”

Size: 11¾" x 9". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 141 pages.

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