I had a request after my last post for a bit more on this book which triggered my excursion into this new area. I’ve scanned the table of contents because that is what I always want to check out when I’m considering a book.
After that I photographed a number of spreads, because you really need to see the full opening to get a real sense of the flavour of the book. They are just snaps, but the full book wouldn’t fit on my scanner. Nevertheless, I think you’ll get the idea. I was tempted to put up a lot more, there are so many beautiful images in the book, but I suspected the publisher and author might not be happy about that. Actually I don’t know why, I think the more you see, the more you are likely to be drawn to the book.
Finally I scanned some info about the author as well. I noticed that the book was originally published in German and it appears the author may be Swiss as her earlier books have French titles. That may explain why she isn’t well-known in English-speaking calligraphy circles.
If you like the look of this type of imagery, the book goes into the sorts of nibs and other tools used, as well as other variables, like the support used, speed of writing etc. It doesn’t give instructions or specific “projects” though, if that is the sort of thing you like.