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  • CALLIGRAPHIE AND ILLUMINATION

    €5.59

    Learn to calligraphy in different styles, decorate characters, create compositions, form elegant letters and use illumination techniques to make your own creations.

  • THE JOURNEY OF WORDS

    €25.59

    Like a procession of Magi bringing to Europe the riches of the East, a treasure trove of Arabic words has come to enrich the verbal means by which we name the world. From Heaven to Earth, from sciences to beliefs, from natural substances to fabrics and clothes, from war to peace, many domains of our experience can hide or reveal their oriental origin, be it learned, poetic or familiar. Arabic words in French are often surprising, unexpected, like the swell of the ocean, the number of calculations, the elixir and the amber. and, in commercial life, the store or the customs. Comfort is not absent. Not only the couch and sofa are "Arab", but also the mattress. That the words "babouche" and "fez" are oriental, we are not surprised. But the "shawl", the "vest", the "skirt? And the "dome", the "mask" and the "masquerade"?

  • THE 7 MEDITATIONS ON PERFUME

    €36.02

    In this work, the result of seven years of creative work, Lassaâd Metoui has drawn on the most vivid and delicate colors to make our olfactory memory vibrate, and our thirst for life and love.

  • CALLIGRAPHY - LEARN AND CREATE

    €18.01

    This fantastic book invites you to penetrate (initiation, models and inspiration) in the refined universe of calligraphy.

  • HASSAN MASSOUDY : THE PATH...

    €42.65

    150 of the most beautiful works of the artist who dreams of combining tradition and modernity.

  • A HISTORY OF ILLUMINATED...

    €28.39

    Medieval manuscripts are among the treasures of Western civilization. Their preciously decorated writing has always held an exceptional place in the collective imagination.

  • THE LANGUAGE OF TYPOGRAPHY

    €23.70

    Biography of Pierre Duplan: Former student of the École normale supérieure de l'Enseignement technique, Pierre Duplan is an honorary professor at the École supérieure Estienne des arts et industries graphiques, better known as the École Estienne. 

  • PAPYRUS - WRITE IN ANCIENT...

    €18.96

    This book presents the methods of making and preserving papyrus, the different techniques and scripts used by scribes, and the many uses of papyrus during the Pharaonic era, and then during the following periods, under Ptolemy and the Roman emperors.

  • ANDRÉ KNEIB AND THE ART OF...

    €36.97

    This book is the first comprehensive study of the unique art of French painter and calligrapher André Kneib (born 1952).

    Kneib stands out for the fame and respect he has earned for his highly innovative art in the traditional medium of Chinese calligraphy. Among his many contributions, the most important is the fusion of color with the traditional medium of brush and ink, creating a synthesis of gestural and pictorial that will profoundly revolutionize the practice of Chinese calligraphy. Written in a clear and insightful style, this book is intended for a wide audience: "scholars interested in global cultural practices, and a wider public who will discover the pleasure of contemplating the art of André Kneib.

  • THE ALPHABET EXPLAINED TO...

    €7.68

    Why do we say A, B, C, D, E... ? Who invented letters? And when?

    Where do their shapes come from?

    What is an alphabet?

    What is the difference between the alphabet and writing?

    Why do the letters of the alphabet come in the order we know them?

  • MANDALAS CHAKRAS SYMBOLS

    €7.39

    Mandalas, chakras and symbols are found in many cultures around the world. Through these images, man has represented, among other things, the path of the sun throughout the year, the energy radiating from certain body centers, the movement of the universe and the eternal cycle of life.

    Immersing ourselves intuitively in these forms when we paint them also allows us to get in touch with the force they symbolize. It is like a meditation for us that calms the mind, relaxes us and unleashes the creativity hidden deep within us.

    This book invites the reader to practice in a creative and playful way on the proposed forms, to paint these powerful and ancient symbols that have accompanied us for millennia, while letting his own imagination run free.

  • LATIN LETTERS

    €23.70

    Encounters with remarkable forms

  • THE POWER OF WRITING

    €27.96

    In Écritures, miroir des hommes et des sociétés, the author drew attention to writing as an image of man throughout his history. In this second essay, which is complementary to it, he questions the process of creating writing today.

  • ART AND WRITING

    €28.44

    Writing and painting have long been confused. Calligraphies in gold and purple, watercolours washed with Indian ink, primers in the form of bestiaries, engraved stones, and seals...

  • CALLIGRAPHY AND CHINESE...

    €18.01

    Bringing together two closely related arts, this book offers an introduction to calligraphy and an approach to Chinese painting.

    A lively description of the material and techniques serves as an introduction to this practical guide which will then allow you to discover four styles of writing and several painting techniques.

    The exercises proposed are clearly explained and will allow you to follow the steps of realization.

  • WRITING WITHOUT COMPLEXES

    €9.48

    You lack confidence in writing, the right word, the adequate formula do not come when you have to write a personal letter etc... 

  • RE-LIER

    €23.70

    16 fully illustrated projects with variants and advice A photo gallery of the best of contemporary bookbinders' creations, to awaken your inspiration. All the tracks to know where and how to gather your unusual supplies

  • TAKING NOTES

    €9.48

    In this context of change, this book examines how to take useful notes in a wide variety of situations: courses, conferences, lectures, interviews, meetings, preparation of an oral intervention, readings, creative productions, personal organization.

  • PHYSIOGNOMY OF THE LETTER

    €18.96

    Classification of typographic creations and construction for advertising works...

  • CALLIGRAPHY COLOR AND CREATION

    €21.80

    The essential guide to combining color and calligraphy. Alphabets, illuminated lettering, decorative backgrounds and borders.

  • THE SECRETS OF LETTERING

    €26.54

    A visual lettering manual that explains everything you need to know about lettering, from the first sketch to the creation of a finalized composition. A beautiful, extremely well-written and educational work. 

  • MANUAL FOR BEGINNER AND...

    €25.00

    Manuel à l'usage des artistes débutants et amateurs is a pedagogical work mainly intended for high school students, students and beginning artists wishing to enter an art school. It is also intended for amateur artists who wish to go further in their practice and their reflection on the artistic object, as well as for those involved in the teaching of plastic arts. 

  • THE STREET ART MANUAL

    €19.15

    You will find in these pages all the current processes of street art (stencil, poster, collage, painting, advertising detour, installation, mosaic, knitting...), described by its major figures. Street artists from all over the world, who have made the street their gallery and you their public - or disciple -, present their work, testify to their practice and give you advice on how to get started.

    Thanks to their tricks and home-made recipes, you will learn how to make your own material (ink, glue, marker, stencil, silk-screen table...) and realize your own projects.

    Between a technical manual, an artist's book and a collection of photos, this book will make your hands tingle!

  • LETTERING FOR CREATIVES

    €21.71

    Develop your own lettering style with this beautiful manual! Learn about lettering, from drawing the first letters to creating custom compositions. If you don't know how to get started with your blank sheet of paper, this book is for you!

  • ARAB GRAFFITI

    €30.33

    A true reference in the field, the arab graffiti brings together many artists, graffiti artists and typographers from around the world who have associated Arabic calligraphy with graffiti, street art and urban culture. The iconography, very rich and varied, testifies to the vigor of this revival.

    Renowned authors and specialists offer their analysis of the traditional elements, the new approaches, and the socio-cultural and political contexts that have shaped the Arab graffiti movements in the Middle East. A chapter on the Arab Spring completes this rich panorama.

  • THE ART OF GRAFFITI BOMBING

    €23.70

    Since the 1950s and its first tests on radiators, spray painting has come a long way. And we can thank Bonnie for giving her husband Ed Seymour the great idea of pouring paint into an aerosol can, creating the world's first spray paint can.

  • THE ART OF CHALK

    €23.70

     After an overview of current artists using this medium, L'art de la chie combines discovery and experimentation around three axes:

    • the art of drawing and lettering on blackboard,
    • the art of pastel,
    • the art of chalk in the street.
  • LETTING GO

    €11.37

    With examples and exercises, you will discover tools and techniques to approach all situations with serenity, to welcome change with agility and to reappropriate your daily life.

  • MAIL ART & CALLIGRAPHY

    €28.34

    Mail art & Calligraphy is a reference book in graphic art and postal art. A book of inspiration and entertainment with a rich collection of envelopes.

  • GOTHIC LETTERS AND ORNAMENTS

    €22.65

    An exercise book for a playful and progressive introduction to the writing of four gothic alphabets and ornamental drawing.

  • CALLIGRAPHY COMPLETE GUIDE

    €33.18

    A reference book to know, learn and master western calligraphy. It is intended for amateurs, professionals and all those curious who wish to learn this creative technique or use it as a source of inspiration.

  • DOODLING CREATIVE

    €16.02

    Doodling Creative, the simple method to learn how to draw flowers.

  • CREATIVE CALLIGRAPHY...

    €18.86

    Embark with Hélène Favier for a trip around the world, with the 26 letters of the alphabet as your luggage. During this imaginary journey, you will (re)discover the richness of the layout of these small letters. 

  • CREATIVE CALLIGRAPHY THE...

    €18.86

    Embark with Hélène Favier for a trip around the world, with the 26 letters of the alphabet as your luggage. During this imaginary journey, you will (re)discover the richness of the layout of these small letters. 

  • THE LETTERING WORKSHOPS

    €21.71

    Learn about lettering or the art of drawing letters, with the help of this book full of lessons and exercises. A book for beginners as well as for professional graphic designers. 

  • WRITING FOR A BETTER LIFE

    €11.37

    Thanks to some thirty exercises, writing becomes a repeated opportunity to manage everyday situations.

  • JEUX D’ÉCRITURE

    €27.87

    With these Writing Games, Denise Lach offers real images written, woven and knitted on perfect calligraphy, opening up another path between classic "beautiful writing" and the new possibilities of computers. Far from being the fruit of chance or the whims of the graphic designer, her raster textures are declined with rhythm and power. 

  • DRAWING CARS

    €5.59

    Let yourself be guided and learn how to draw cars easily.

    A method that has proven itself.

    Detailed steps...

    ...from the construction lines...

    ...to the final drawing.

  • DRAWING BATTLE SCENES

    €5.59

    Step by step instructions to learn how to draw easily combat scenes. Very visual, this book is full of advices.

  • DRAWING MONSTERS

    €5.59

    Let yourself be guided and learn how to draw monsters (vampires, ghosts, witches and other terrifying creatures) easily!

    A proven method.

    Detailed step-by-step instructions...

    ...from the construction lines...  

    ...to the final drawing.

  • DRAW THE LETTERS

    €5.59

    A simple method to learn how to draw

    Let yourself be guided and learn how to draw fairies and elves easily.

    • A tried and tested method.
    • Detailed step-by-step instructions...
    • Construction lines...
    • To the final drawing.
  • DRAWING FLOWERS AND PLANTS

    €5.59

    A simple method to learn how to draw

    Let yourself be guided and learn how to draw fairies and elves easily.

    • A tried and tested method.
    • Detailed step-by-step instructions...
    • Construction lines...
    • To the final drawing.
  • DRAWING CHILDREN AND BABIES

    €5.59

    Step by step instructions to learn how to draw easily combat scenes.

    Let yourself be guided and learn to draw children and babies easily.

    A method that has proven itself.

    Detailed step-by-step instructions...  

    ...from the construction lines...

    ...to the final drawing.

  • DRAW THE CATS AND KITTENS

    €5.59

    A simple method to learn how to draw

    Let yourself be guided and learn how to draw fairies and elves easily.

    • A tried and tested method.
    • Detailed step-by-step instructions...
    • Construction lines...
    • To the final drawing.
  • DRAWING BOATS

    €5.59

    Step by step instructions to learn how to draw easily boats.

    A method that has proven itself.

    Detailed step-by-step instructions...  

    ...from the construction lines...

    ...to the final drawing.

  • DRAW THE HUMAN BODY

    €5.59

    A simple method to learn how to draw

    Let yourself be guided and learn how to draw fairies and elves easily.

    • A tried and tested method.
    • Detailed step-by-step instructions...
    • Construction lines...
    • To the final drawing.
  • DRAWING FAIRIES AND ELVES

    €5.59

    A simple method to learn how to draw

    Let yourself be guided and learn how to draw fairies and elves easily.

    • A tried and tested method.
    • Detailed step-by-step instructions...
    • Construction lines...
    • To the final drawing.
  • 200 PLANTS TO BE DRAWN IN 2...

    €15.17

    Learn how to draw flowers, leaves, succulents, cacti and other plants in 5 steps!

    More than 200 models to make step by step to initiate you to line drawing or to renew your inspiration. From the simplest patterns to the most elaborate compositions, discover the full potential of doodling whatever your level.

    Success guaranteed!

  • DRAWING & CALLIGRAPHY WITH INK

    €18.86

    Whether you are a beginner or an amateur, this collection offers you the opportunity to learn more about the basics of ink drawing and calligraphy or to deepen your knowledge of these techniques.

  • THE CIVILIZATION OF WRITING

    €47.38

    Preface by Roland Barthes, Presentation by François Richaudeau