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The Annotated Capital by Lida Cardozo Kindersley
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The Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, thought by many to be the finest letter-cutting workshop in the UK, was founded by the late David Kindersley in 1946. His widow Lida Cardozo carries on the practice of lettering that can be traced back through the giants of their tradition such as Eric Gill and Edward Johnston. The Workshop is an established part of Cambridge: almost all of the colleges have Kindersley inscriptions. The Annotated Capital gives a rich insight into an art form that surrounds us all but of which many are unaware. In seven chapters, illustrated with sketches from the Kindersley archive and photographs of completed letters cut in stone, this book tells the story of the basic Roman capital letterform. The eighth chapter contains no text but a series of 26 annotated capital letters showing how each character is drawn and cut, and the thinking behind it.

Author Biography

Lida Cardozo Kindersley is the widow, former apprentice and partner of David Kindersley. She joined his Workshop in 1976 as a young artist from Holland, and is now known as an accomplished letter cutter in her own right.
Release date Australia
November 12th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
8 Halftones, unspecified; 7 Line drawings, unspecified
Cambridge University Press
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