Letters & Lettering: A Treatise With 200 Examples (page 2/8)

[picture: 3.---Width Proportions of Modern Roman Capitals.]

3.—Width Proportions of Modern Roman Capitals.

“Width proportions, which may be found useful in laying out lettering for lines of a given length, are shown in [Fig. 3] in a more modern style of the Roman capital. In the classic Roman letter the cross-bar is usually in the exact center of the letter height, but in 3 the center [...]b, e, h, p, and r, and as the top of the cross-bar in a; and in letters like k, y and x the “waist lines,” as the meeting-points of the sloping lines are sometimes called, have been slightly raised to obtain a more pleasant effect.” (p. 6) [more...]

[picture: Front Cover, Letters and Lettering]

Front Cover, Letters and Lettering

The cover is a light greenish brown. The letters are actually indented, although the light from the scanner made them look embossed.

[picture: 1.---Alphabet After Serlio, Reconstructed by Albert R. Ross.]

1.—Alphabet After Serlio, Reconstructed by Albert R. Ross.

Constructed capitals: diagram showing how to draw letters with rulers and compasses against a grid. [more...]

[picture: 156.---Uncial Gothic Capitals. 14th Century.]

156.—Uncial Gothic Capitals. 14th Century.

When the Gothic Uncial capitals were cut in stone and marble there was naturally a corresponding change in character, as is shown in the Italian examples illustrated in 160 and 161. These examples, which are reproduced from rubbings, exhibit the characteristic stone cut forms very clearly. A Gothic Uncial alphabet redrawn from a German brass is illustrated in 162. The group of specimens from 154 to 159 exhibit the chronological growth of the Uncial capitals, which were used, as has been said, with the various small Blackletter [...] [more...]

[picture: Letter G from ``Alphabet after Serlio'']

Letter G from “Alphabet after Serlio”

The letter G taken from Fig. 1.

[picture: Letter H from ``Alphabet after Serlio'']

Letter H from “Alphabet after Serlio”

The letter H taken from Fig. 1.

[picture: Letter I from ``Alphabet after Serlio'']

Letter I from “Alphabet after Serlio”

The letter I taken from Fig. 1.

[picture: Letter N from ``Alphabet after Serlio'']

Letter N from “Alphabet after Serlio”

The letter N taken from Fig. 1.

[picture: Letter N from ``Alphabet after Serlio'']

Letter N from “Alphabet after Serlio”

The letter O taken from Fig. 1.

[picture: Letter P from ``Alphabet after Serlio'']

Letter P from “Alphabet after Serlio”

The letter P taken from Fig. 1.

[picture: Letter T from ``Alphabet after Serlio'']

Letter T from “Alphabet after Serlio”

The letter T taken from Fig. 1.


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