header. Arrighi’s Operina. Operina (Rome, ) The author, Ludovico Arrighi, was a copyist, papal scribe, publisher and type designer. Arrighi’s “operina” Versus Benson’s “arrighi’s Operina” – posted in Calligraphy Discussions: I have had a photocopy of Arrighis Operina for. Paperback isbn 1 18 3. Digital. Published by. Operina LLC. operina .com> [email protected] Printed and bound in the United States of America.

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You learn pen opeina and joins. Tools Fontlab Studio Ink. Every page is a model sheet, ready for copying. Benson’s copy of Operina is a photocopy of Arrighi’s first printed edition. Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. So, in effect, he created a translated reproduction of Operina for the English-speaking world.

It is free of the limitations imposed by reproducing hand written text by carving it into wood blocks. The first is that any photo-reproduction of Chancery writing from the 16th century that I have seen — and there are many on the ‘net — shows a rounded letter, not a sharply angular one. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the arrigh camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. Atrighi second is that any printed, metal-type book from that period also shows a rounded, rather than angular, version of the Chancery hand.


About The 16th century calligrapher, Ludovico degli Arrighi, is revered as one of the finest calligraphers ever.

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Copyright Office before January 1, Though it’d probably be faster for me to order a copy for myself even a request to the annexe or archive takes a few days to a week, let alone something from interstate. Member operrina Gold 3, posts Location: This brief, centuries-old, Italian book is required reading if you want to learn Italic calligraphy.


Thank you very much in advance! This was, I believe, the first complete English translation of Operinaand Benson wrote out his translation in Arrighi’s chancery cursive hand and in Arrighi’s format. Share your thoughts with other customers. I have had and studied Benson’s book for many years now.

By its nature, it is almost impossible for woodcuts to avoid the distortions you see in Arrighi’s book. These errors, in my opinion, largely consist of converting smooth parabolic curves into sharp angles.

These occur when the movement of the pen changes direction, at entry and exit strokes and at the bottom of operiba with bodies like the a, d, qfor example. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less.

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