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100 New York Calligraphers
Cynthia Maris Dantzic
• The first published compendium of a wide range of contemporary New York-affiliated calligraphers
• More than 550 hand-lettered works, from traditional uses to stand-alone art
• Examples range from English to Asian and Middle Eastern writing, plus graffiti and experimental calligraphy
Encompassing a wide range of calligraphy inmany languages and hands, or styles, this book presents a visual
treasury of works by 100 contemporary scribes, all of whom were either born in New York or studied or
worked in the city. From English and its related Romance languages to a wide range of Asian and Middle
Eastern alphabets and nonalphabetic characters, the more than 550 examples of beautiful writing create a
rich visual smorgasbord. Traditional uses of hand-lettered calligraphy are shown, including event invitations
and envelopes, certificates and awards, and quotes and sayings framed as artwork.The examples also include
contemporary applications and nontraditional forms such as graffiti and experimental calligraphy that is not
formed from readable characters. All are hand-wrought and human-made, using pointed or broad-edged
pens, whether quill or steel, or a brush or other simple tool.
CynthiaMaris Dantzic
, Senior Professor of Visual Arts at Long IslandUniversity (LIU), Brooklyn,
NY for many years, frequently exhibits works in drawing, painting, Western and Chinese calligraphy,
photography and photo-collage and has works in several museum collections.
Size: 9" x 12" • 629 color images • 224 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4898-3 • hard cover • $50.00
101 Socks:
Circular Needles, Felted, Addi-Express, Toe Up, Crocheted, and Spiral Knit
The Editors of the Oz Creativ series
• Seven techniques and 101 patterns, complete with detailed instructions and diagrams
• Offers all knitters, beginner to advanced, sock projects from the traditional to the trendy
• Sock motifs and patterns appeal to a wide variety of ages and personalities
With seven techniques and 101 patterns, this how-to book provides detailed, clear instructions for knitting
and crocheting colorful and artful socks. These projects cover a wide range of skill sets, from the beginner to
the advanced knitter. You’ll learn, among other things, how to create sock heels in three different styles, knit
with circular needles, knit from the toe up, and create felted textiles using your washing machine. A how-to
primer on sockmaking is included for beginners, and size tables help you create socks that fit perfectly for all
ages. Various sock styles include cable, stripe, and rainbow patterns, socks with fringe, pompons, and other
embellishments, sport socks, slippers, socks with a “lodge” look, and even a dolphin motif.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 319 color photos & illus. • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4850-1 • soft cover • $24.99
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