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Wedding Invitations Calligraphy

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From your invitation envelopes to your favor tags, handwritten calligraphy will give your wedding paper a luxurious, elegant look.Calligraphy for wedding invitations has been used and adored throughout history. There is much projection that goes into finding the proper sort of calligraphy one desires for wedding invitations. For example, did you know that there are many types of calligraphy that one can employ? Many are familiar with the flowing italic sort of calligraphy which is somewhat constant these days. People do create a life out of this particular art, they are able to deliver on their promise to leave you...

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Monks Contributions to Calligraphy

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Medieval monasteries were the refuges for book copying during the Middle Ages. The burning of the library at Alexandria in the 5th century had been a terrible blow to humanity. Countless scrolls containing scientific, philosophical, artistic and mathematical knowledge were destroyed out of ignorance. Surviving documents were rare, and were often brought to monasteries to be copied for future generations.The Bible was certainly the most copied book of the Middle Ages. Not only was the Church interested in using these Bibles to spread its gospel throughout the land, these volumes were to be a veneration of beauty. Monks would often...

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Calligraphy Corner

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Calligraphy is the art of lettering that has existed almost as long as the written word. Calligraphy can be practiced using almost any alphabet, and thus can be found in documents from China, Japan, medieval European monks, the United States and many other places. Teaching children calligraphy can help improve penmanship and encourage creativity and attention to detail. Activities will help students practice their calligraphy regularly. These activities don't require special calligraphy tools, although calligraphy pens with slanted tips can be used.The French believe that giving children the ability to write will free their minds to perform creatively throughout their...

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Calligraphy Definition

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1.) Fancy penmanship, especially highly decorative handwriting, as with a great many flourishes.2.) Handwriting; penmanship.3.) The art of writing beautifully4.) A script, usually cursive, although sometimes angular, produced chiefly by brush, especially Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic writing of high aesthetic value.5.) Fine Arts. A line or a group of lines either derived from or resembling letter forms and characterized by qualities usually associated with cursive writing especially produced with a brush or pen.

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