Calligraphy for Everyone by Leonid Pronenko

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Task: to expand and republish the book on calligraphy.

Calligraphy for Everyone is about the art of handwriting. The author introduces you to a brief calligraphy history, type culture and evokes deep interest in the art. This issue is lavishly illustrated with accomplished artists from numerous countries contributing their well-known work as well as those not previously published. The book is sure to appeal to newcomers and type masters alike.

The book in dust jacket

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According to Hermann Zapf, calligraphy is the most intimate, personal, spontaneous form of expression. Like a finger print or voice it is unique for each individual.

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Beautiful, clear, and legible writing is an inseparable sign of high communication culture. Even during casual conversations we are trying to talk if not artfully, at least clearly, with appropriate speed, without skipping words and sounds. The following quote from Alfred Fairbank is widely used and is so good that we bring it up again: “People tend to speak not merely clear, but also with a sophisticated and fine grace. And this is exactly how one should write: the writing should be beautiful. In other words, treat writing as art.”»

From the chapter “Calligraphy in everyday life”

This rich volume is a nice library addition for anyone, and a must-have for artists, designers, illustrators, and type professionals.

I want to be yours

Calligraphy for everyone (In Russian)

Online price:  1,600  p.
≈ 49  US$
≈ 36  €



Release date: May 05 2011

Cast:

art director
Artemy Lebedev
metteur-en-pages
Sergei Fyodorov
editor
Yekaterina Andreyeva
proofreader
Alexander Nosikov
illustrators
Yelena Novosyolova
Lizaveta Romantsova
production manager
Alexey Strelnikov
author
Leonid Pronenko

Leonid Ivanovich Pronenko, calligrapher, is an awarded artist of the Russian Federation. He lives and works in Krasnodar, Russia. In 1970 Pronenko received an art-graphic degree from Kuban State University, where he currently holds a teaching position. In 2003 Leonid Pronenko was granted his Professor degree.

Typeface: Klementina

320 pages
Number of copies: 3000
Format: 194×290 mm (7.7"×11.5")
Hardcover
ISBN 978-5-98062-050-9

Title page
Pages 88–89
Pages 102–103
Pages 122–123
Pages 152–153
Pages 160–161
Pages 268–269




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