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The Resource Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, edited by Mary Savig

Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, edited by Mary Savig

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Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Title
Pen to paper
Title remainder
artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mary Savig
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Language
eng
Summary
"Even in our age of emails, texts, and tweets, there is a growing fascination with the simple act of putting pen to paper. Associations such as the International Association of Master Penmen and The Society for Italic Handwriting keep the traditions of calligraphy and penmanship alive, script typefaces continue to be bestsellers, and hand-drawn display type and packaging of all sorts are having their own renaissance. The Art of Handwriting builds on this interest, revealing how the simple act of writing a letter can be an artistic act. This correspondence from the collections of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art show that an artist might put pen to paper just as he or she would craft a line in a drawing. Brief essays from curators and art historians explore what can be learned from the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Isamu Noguchi, Willem de Kooning, Thomas Eakins, Sister Corita Kent, and many others. Each letter is accompanied by an archival image of the artist or an artwork that is described in relation to the handwriting. The Art of Handwriting provides a fresh way to think about artists and their creative work"--
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Dewey number
700.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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Archives of American Art
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Savig, Mary
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  • Artists
  • Letters
  • Archives of American Art
  • ART / American / General
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Handwriting
  • ART / Study & Teaching
Label
Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, edited by Mary Savig
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
BK0017376244
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9781616894627
Lccn
2015034201
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, edited by Mary Savig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
BK0017376244
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9781616894627
Lccn
2015034201
Other physical details
ill.

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