A History of Bookhands


Six one hour lectures about book-hands given by Ewan direct from his
studio, he will track the evolution of scripts intended for extended
reading with examples and demonstrations of how they were written. Each
lecture will cover a specific period from the origin of the book in
Roman times up to the Renaissance. As well as focussing on letterform
and the forces that lead them to evolve Ewan will discuss their
arrangement during the following six eras of the book.

1. Origins - The book and its scripts in the Roman world

2. scripts from handwriting - Uncials and the book in the late classical world

3. scripts from handwriting - Half Uncials and the scripts of the early middle ages

4. Carolingian minuscule and it legacy

5. The Gothic world and the Gothic book, from writing to printing

6. The Renaissance: the development of lower and upper case Romans and Italic.


This class will meet for 6 sessions on Tuesdays from 12 pm to 1 pm
Eastern Time, which is 9 am to 12 pm Pacific Time, 6 pm to 7 pm Central
European Time.

Class size is limited to 16 people.

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