Digital Library, Cultural History

Scripture Atlas: a collection of the most important writing- and documents from ancient and modern

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The font – the mediator of thought and word – is also the most important carrier of culture and science.

It is the spiritual bond, which brought in the most ancient times the great minds of their people in relation, to Johann Gutenberg, the invention of the printing font geristige the life of the Middle Ages lifted to new heights.

Purpose and mission of this magnificent work is thus, a rich selection of the most important fonts, Initials, Monogram, usw. to show. The work consists of 160 Boards, partly in lithographic color printing – just fantastic!

 

Those:

Ludwig Petzendorfer: Font Atlas : a collection of the most important writing- and documents from ancient and modern, together with initials, Monograms, Coat of arms, National colors and heraldic motifs for the practical purposes of the arts, Berlin: Published by Julius Hoffmann, 1898 (3. Edition)

Other literature:

Schardt, Alois (1889-1916) : The initial: Fantasy and character art of the early Middle Ages, with 106 Illustrations and 4 colored panels, Berlin: Rembrandt Verlag, 1938

Klinkhardt & Biermann: The Gothic fonts, Leipzig, 1928

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