Thursday, January 26, 2012

Poetic: Defining Idea

Ian and I would like to recognize the elegance and emotion of calligraphy. We have identified a few characteristics associated with calligraphy that will help direct our form. These include; motion, strokes, ink, texture, content, and special attention to curves and angles. The location should inform the history. Because there are a number of different histories (arabic, chinese, german, etc...) we would like to choose one and focus on it's individual the qualities and meaning.

We want to focus on the movement within the restriction of German Blackletter. Here, the characters are disciplined yet fluid and spontaneous (much like Rococo Architecture :) We also want to show the fragility and the importance of the paper. We're thinking Nuremberg, Germany...



the art of writing beautifully: He studied calligraphy when he was a young man.
Fine Arts . line or a group of lines either derived from or-resembling letter forms and characterized by qualities usually associated with cursive writing,
especially that produced with a brush or

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