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Preview and opening lecture, Tuesday 3 October Exhibition, Wednesday 4 to Thursday 19 October 2006
Preview 5.30pm and opening lecture 7.00pm, Tuesday 3 October
Speaker Gerald Fleuss has been a working calligrapher and illuminator for the past 30 years. He is the co-author (with John Nash) of Practical Calligraphy (Hamlyn 1991) and is a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. His work is included in public collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Houghton Library, Harvard University. Gerald Fleuss is the Founder-Chairman of The Edward Johnston Foundation, dedicated to increasing a public awareness of calligraphy and its associated disciplines.
Wednesday 4 to Thursday 19 October
The exhibition marked the centenary of the first publication of Edward Johnston’s influential Writing and Illuminating, and Lettering in 1906 - it has been in continuous print ever since. Johnston’s teaching and philosophy was shown through contemporary work in many mediums including formal penmanship, carved and engraved lettering and modern typeface design. Calligraphy is thereby seen as the root of our various lettering systems.
The exhibition was jointly curated by the Edward Johnston Foundation and the Society of Scribes and Illuminators.
Published October 2006. Profusely illustrated catalogue from the EJF/Society of Scribes and Illuminators joint exhibition with articles by Timothy Noad, John R Nash, Gareth Colgan and Susan Hufton.