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Ornamental Letters is a little different from most of the letter & mongram books currently in print. These are Illuminated Letters. Each letter is shown in a design featuring animals, plants, flowers, people, graphics & more. There are also some very stylized letter forms.
Quoting from the back cover: "Since the late 4th century, the art of illuminating letters has gone through many fashions. Beautiful designs, ranging from abstract to naturalistic. have appeared on the pages of fantastic hand decorated books."
"Ornamental Letters descriubes how to copy classic motifs and experiment with form and color. The author is a former student of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris".
This is an english language book. I don't recoment this book to a beginning stitcher but anyone with moderate experience will be able to graph & stitch these amazing designs and concepts.
The letters are designed in the following motifs, in chapters titled: Flowera, Leaves & Branches, The Animal Kingdom, Stylized Initials, & Monograms.
There is a Glossary with explantions of specialized terms and names.
First published in the UK by Search Press in 2007, copyrighted in France 2003. Translation copyright 2007 by Search Press.
This is a new glossy cover paperbound book. It does show a tiny bit of shlef wear. It has 103 pages.