A Book of Contemporary Inspiration


A sourcebook of calligraphic design, using patterns from nature as a point of departure


ISBN: 9780500291214 Category:

Denise Lach


The creative design potential of calligraphy is almost limitless. It can be a very personal pathway to explore an enormous array of sophisticated visual concepts. In this striking and original book, images from nature are transformed into a rich source of inspiration for calligraphic compositions: this is not a technical how-to-guide, but an incitement to reinterpret our surroundings in infinitely varied lettering.

Renowned calligrapher Denise Lach invites us to look closely at details and textures, expanding our powers of observation and finding ideas in the world around us. Using a range of writing tools and techniques, she takes a playful approach to written script, encouraging readers to look beyond legibility and use letterforms as building blocks, freely interpreting natural motifs to create beautiful calligraphic images. This is an invaluable sourcebook for both enthusiastic beginners and experienced calligraphers who wish to let their imaginations run free.

Additional information

Weight 1016 g
Dimensions 23.7 x 25.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2013
Number of pages 192
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 23.7 x 25.9 cm
Weight 1016 g


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Denise Lach teaches serigraphy and conceptual writing at the Basel School of Design, Switzerland, and has held teaching posts all over the world. Her works are shown internationally.