Thursday, September 1, 2016

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 socalled "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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