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Beauty in Letters

by John Wilson

Creativity Gift Books History

Beauty in Letters Synopsis

Illuminated addresses were at their most popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They are books, scrolls or certificates presented to individuals, often in celebration of a distinguished service or event. Typically they are written in fine calligraphy and embellished with skilled artwork and lustrous design and are a celebration of an important event, perhaps an honour, particular achievement or a retirement. Each illuminated address is unique. This book tells of these stories and shows the beauty created by the skills of the illuminators.

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ISBN: 9781913491376
Publication date: 29/04/2021
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781913491376
Publication date: 29th April 2021
Author: John Wilson
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 144 pages
Genres: Creativity, Gift Books, History,
Categories: The arts,

About John Wilson

John Wilson has been a collector since a young boy, starting with stamps, coins and trade cards. He later came across illuminated addresses and was so struck by their beauty and artwork that he decided to acquire some. Over the last thirty years, he has built up the collection in this book and widened his interests into calligraphy, manuscripts and art, including creating his own art works.

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