Florence | March 30 to April 3 | 2015
Oleksiy Chekal. The bases of calligraphic thinking. History and philosophy of writing. Theory and practice. 



The bases of calligraphic thinking.
History and philosophy of writing. Theory and practice

Florence | March 30 to April 3

General system of the flourish or dancing at the tip of a pen.
1) The calligraphy as a gesture
2) Form, movement, texture
3) System of characters (classification, evolution, types)
4) Rebus and mazes
5) The calligraphic travel to the ends of the paper
Love and hatred between letters or weaving of wordage.
1) The letters like flies in milk
2) The fonts-skeletons, fonts-bodies and fonts-clothes
3) How the letters can grow
4) The laws of the abbreviation
5) 5 rules of creating ligatures
6) Monogram, ligature and arabesque
7) Rhymes, rhythms and reefs
Side by side or the power of crowd in the text.
1) The creation of an image with letters
2) Types and families in the calligraphic inscriptions
3) The letters show the character
4) The calligraphy on the books covers 
5) The organization of the space with a pen
The Roman letters legions.
1) What letters does virgil speak with?
2) The irony of San Girolamo and uncial font
3) Charlemagne and the reform of writing
4) Petrarch against the barbarian Gothic
5) Baroque experiments 
The greek frills.
1) From Ugarit to Athens
2) What the papyri of the desert talk
3) The parchment codex and the uncial in Byzantium
4) Theodore the Studite, the veneration of icons and the minuscule
5) The fate of the greek handwriting after Gutenberg
Cyrillic before and after Peter I
1) The missionary journeys of Cyril and Methodius
2) The statutes, canon and copyists
3) How to weave letters and weave letters into wordage?
4) The cossacks with swords and pens cursive writing
5) The civil font and the reforms of Peter I


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