Inspirado na Nova História (de Jacques Le Goff) “Prima Luce” pretende esclarecer a arquitectura antiga, tradicional e temas afins - desenho, design, património: Síntese pluritemática a incluir o quotidiano, o que foi uma Iconoteologia
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Re: Não Sr. Prof. Doutor, olhe que não!

 

Apenas que adorámos ensinar e foram tantas e tantas as coisas que ensinámos: até letterings, quando não se podiam decalcar (porque ainda não havia); e mais, porque era quando todo um projecto de design de interiores era hand made, se fazia, quase como um bordado!

E assim percebe-se que em livros on line, como este, se diga que a aprendizagem do desenho das letras é um must para designers.

Ora leiam, para que saibam, ... pois apesar dos computadores serem sábios, e todos termos um (ou vários), acontece que há escolas onde ainda se ensina aquilo em que os computadores já hoje nascem ensinados:

"PREFACE

There are two general classes of persons among those who are interested in the study of the subject of lettering, first, those who have to use letters to convey information on drawings, as engineering students and draftsmen, architects, etc.; second, those who use let­tering in design, as art students, artists, designers and craftsmen. The foundation is the same for both, whether the application be on a mechanical drawing or a poster. The first class may be concerned mainly with legibility and speed, and the second with beauty, but there can be no distinction in the principles of the subject.

There is moreover a constant overlapping of the classes thus arbitrarily divided, as for example in the case of the architect, who has both to letter his office drawings and to design permanent inscriptions.

One need only to recall on the one hand instances of the painful attempts of the engineering student to do something "artistic," and on the other the examples of designs made by otherwise competent art students, which have been ruined by inappropriate, ill-formed, childish lettering, to feel that there are some in both classes who have failed in the appreciation of lettering as an art.

(…)

For the general student of history, as well as the art student, the study of palaeography is an interesting one.

(…)

This early letter, which we now call Old Roman, is the parent of all the styles, however diver­sified, which are in use to-day, and curiously enough, instead of being archaic, is the most useful and artistic one for the designer.

(…)

The wonderful book of Kells (early eighth century) in the Dublin museum is perhaps the finest example of lettering and illuminating extant.

(…)

Alcuin of York, the friend and advisor of Charlemagne, and who was Abbot of St. Martin's of Tours, developed an alphabet of lower case letters, which has been known ever since as the Caroline (Carlovingian) minuscule. Our present script writing is the direct descendant of this Caroline letter."

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E por aqui ficamos, maravilhados com «a actualidade» dos livros que estão on line, e com a imagem acima. Igual às que conseguíamos nos livros de Frank Ching, tendo havido alunos nossos que apresentavam projectos lindos, como hoje já ninguém faz (ou já só se podem ver nas obras de F. Ching!)

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