Wednesday, August 30, 2017

a script is a model of letterforms, a hand is the actual handwriting

lettera imperiale, Giovanantonio Tagliente (1523)

the "lettera imperiale" provides evidence of the so-called "chancery" script well into the Renaissance.

Handwriting is not displaced but becomes more specialized.


why do some medieval texts seem to baroque and complicated? they become less susceptible to forgery.



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