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calligraphy

calligraphy  

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1. Decorative handwritten lettering.2. The art of fine handwriting.3. Calligraphic type: any typefaces designed to resemble handwriting.
copperplate

copperplate  

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A style of calligraphic script of rounded, cursive letters. This round hand developed in the 18th century in imitation of the copper-plate engravings of handwriting models in books by ...
copybook

copybook  

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A book containing models of handwriting for learners to imitate.
Fraktur

Fraktur  

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Denotes the German black letter or ‘Gothic’ type founts which derive from medieval handwriting, whereas Antiqua (roman) denotes founts originating in the latinized script of the humanists. Fraktur ...
Jean de Beauchesne

Jean de Beauchesne  

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 (d. 1620) Calligrapher.Little is known of Beauchesne’s early life, which seems to have been spent in France. He was in England by 1565, working as a scribe, before publishing ...
John Ayres

John Ayres  

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(d. 1704×9)English writing-master, and author of a number of copybooks. Although not opposed to calligraphic elaboration in letterforms, Ayres was best known for his clear ‘round’, Italian-derived ...
John Davies

John Davies  

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(?1565–1618),poet and writing‐master, published Microcosmos (1603), The Muse's Sacrifice, containing the famous ‘Picture of an Happy Man’ (1612), and Wits Bedlam (1617). Some of his epigrams, most of ...
script type

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Type imitating handwriting, usually with some letters connected. Some italic types imitate broad-nibbed pen handwriting, and civilité types imitate gothic handwriting, but the Paris writing-master ...
scrivener

scrivener  

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Deriving from the Old French escrivain (‘writer’, ‘clerk’), the term ‘scrivener’ is sometimes loosely applied to any kind of clerk (for instance, ‘Adam, his owne scriveyn’, depicted by Chaucer with ...
Thomas Chatterton

Thomas Chatterton  

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(1752–70),poet: b. and educ. Bristol; works in Bristol 1768–70; lives in London (Holborn: Brooke St.); frequents the Chapter Coffee House (City: Paternoster Row); d. Brooke St. (Holborn). Rowley ...
Ugo da Carpi

Ugo da Carpi  

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(b Carpi, Emilia, c.1480; d ?Rome, 1532).Italian printmaker, a pioneer of the chiaroscuro woodcut. He worked in Venice, Rome, and elsewhere. In 1516 he requested from the Venetian senate a patent for ...

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