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Johnston, Edward 1872-1944

Works: 310 works in 817 publications in 2 languages and 5,584 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Tragedies (Drama)  Poetry  Drames à clef  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Printer, Book designer, Calligrapher, Other
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Writing & illuminating, & lettering by Edward Johnston( Book )

282 editions published between 1906 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crafts of writing, illuminating and lettering offer a wide field for the ingenious and careful craftsman and open the way to a variety of rewarding occupations apart from their very great educational value. In this superbly comprehensive volume, these three skills are clearly and fascinatingly explained with hundreds of illustrations and diagrams. The book is planned as a guide to models and methods for letter-craftsmen and students, especially those who cannot see the actual processes carried out and who may not have access to collections of MSS. Edward Johnston traces the development of writing, giving us insight into the construction of letters, and offers valuable advice on the acquisition of a formal or "book" hand. His detailed explanation of the theory and development of illustration shows how the practice of this art is one of the most simple and complete ways of acquiring a knowledge of the elements of design and decoration. The world of lettering is also fully explored together with the Roman alphabet and its derivatives. The innumerable practical applications of lettering -- most important in the making of books -- make the study of lettercraft not only absorbing but imperative. - Back cover
Formal penmanship and other papers by Edward Johnston( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House of David, his inheritance: a book of sample scripts, 1914 A.D by Edward Johnston( Book )

14 editions published between 1914 and 1983 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript & inscription letters for schools & classes & for the use of craftsmen by Edward Johnston( Book )

45 editions published between 1900 and 1977 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains five reproductions of carved and written alphabets by Arthur Eric Rowton (A.E.R.) Gill
Cobden-Sanderson and the Doves Press : the history of the press and the story of its types by John Henry Nash( Book )

6 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decoration and its uses by Edward Johnston( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons in formal writing by Edward Johnston( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werk van de Engelse calligraaf, aangevuld met fragmenten uit zijn publikaties en voordrachten, en met opinies van zijn tijdgenoten
Men and women by Robert Browning( Book )

6 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hand- & Inschrift-Alphabete : für Schulen und Fachklassen und für Kunstgewerbliche Werkstätten by Edward Johnston( Book )

17 editions published between 1912 and 1922 in German and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faust, a tragedy by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

3 editions published in 1910 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation, in rhymed verse, of Goethe's Faust--one of the greatest dramatic and poetic masterpieces of European literature--perserves the essence of Goethe's meaning without resorting either to an overly literal, archaic translation or to an overly modern idiom. It remains the nearest "equivalent" rendering of the German ever achieved
A carol and other rhymes by Edward Johnston( Book )

8 editions published between 1915 and 1916 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formal penmanship defined by the thing by Edward Johnston( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tributes to Edward Johnston, calligrapher by Charles L Pickering( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of the Edinburgh Review : pointing out the spirit and tendency of that paper by Edward Johnston( Book )

8 editions published between 1756 and 2005 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The calligraphy revival : 1906-2016( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word calligraphy comes from the Greek kaligraphia-kallos "beauty" + graphein "to write." It is an art with a long and noble history, going back centuries and spanning many cultures. Exhibitions and collections of Asian, Islamic, and Medieval art have always included examples of beautiful writing, yet modern Western calligraphy has seldom been recognized as an art form.00This catalogue aims to correct that oversight. Curator Jerry Kelly, an award-winning book designer, type designer, typographer, and calligrapher, presents major examples of calligraphic art by over 80 artists spanning the years 1906-2016, demonstrating that in the computer age the art of beautiful writing not only lives, but thrives. 00Exhibition: Grolier Club, New York, USA (17.05.-29.07.2017)
The Game( )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

by Edward Johnston( )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen lines from The Revelation of St. John the Divine, with penciled translation
Edward Johnston und die englische schriftkunst. Edward Johnston and English lettering by Anna Simons( Book )

2 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Johnston : master calligrapher by Peter Holliday( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schreibschrift : Zierschrift & angewandte Schrift : Mit Ill. vom Verfasser & Noel Rooke by Edward Johnston( Book )

5 editions published between 1910 and 1960 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.41 for Decoration ... to 0.91 for Schreibsch ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Writing & illuminating, & lettering
Alternative Names
Edward Johnston

Edward Johnston britischer Kalligraf, Typograf und Lehrer

Edward Johnston Brits letterontwerper (1872-1944)

Edward Johnston calligraphe et créateur de caractères britannique

Едуард Джонстън

ادوارد جانستون


ジョンストン, エドワード

愛德華 · 莊士敦


English (407)

German (75)

Decoration and its usesEdward Johnston : master calligrapherJohnston's Underground type