header. Arrighi’s Operina. Operina (Rome, ) The author, Ludovico Arrighi, was a copyist, papal scribe, publisher and type designer. Arrighi’s “operina” Versus Benson’s “arrighi’s Operina” – posted in Calligraphy Discussions: I have had a photocopy of Arrighis Operina for. Paperback isbn 1 18 3. Digital. Published by. Operina LLC. operina .com> [email protected] Printed and bound in the United States of America.

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This was, I believe, the first complete English translation of Operinaand Benson wrote out his translation in Arrighi’s chancery cursive hand and in Arrighi’s format. Two thoughts on proof that the sharp edges are not natural to Italic. Manual Validation of Registrations Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie, New member registrations are validated manually now, which may take up to a week, so please be patient.

Inpresses with moveable type were in use in Italy, but Arrighi’s book was written entirely in the hand it was teaching and then carved into wooden blocks from which the book was printed. Tags type type design font Arrighi Operina. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


A page from La Operina by Arrighi, showing the “chancery” writing style. Each page was printed from a separate woodcut by Ugo da Carpi, who is best known as a master of chiaroscuro engraving.

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The Fountain Pen Network. Posted 11 March – This book is considered the earliest printed examples of the Chancery Cursive style. These occur when arrigih movement of the pen changes direction, at entry and exit strokes and at the bottom of letters with bodies like the a, d, qfor example. When you use Operina Pro in OpenType savvy apps with Contextual Alternates and Ligatures turned on it starts to take on arrgihi look of hand lettering. You currently have javascript disabled.

Arrighi’s “operina” Versus Benson’s “arrighi’s Operina”

When you turn the Arighi feature on, swash end forms will be substituted for the last letter of each word, some swash beginning forms will appear, and swash arrigyi will be substituted at the beginning of each sentence.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. I have had and studied Benson’s book for many years now. If you are not sure whether your use may be prohibited please send an email to the publisher, Operina LLC. Early in the fifteenth century, Florentine scholars created a new style of handwriting.

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I’m guilty of rather angular letterforms, which I’ve tried to change but it’s been a bit of a struggle as I aerighi write quite small. Always wonderful to hear from you. The first is that any photo-reproduction of Chancery writing from the 16th century that I have seen — and there are many on the ‘net — shows a rounded letter, not a sharply angular one. In his preface Al benigno lettore To the Kind ReaderArrighi admits that the wood blocks cannot reproduce hand written script with complete accuracy.

Please try again later. Discover Prime Book Box for Operinna. Benson included a photocopy of a first edition of Operinaso ardighi both the translated text and the handwriting can be compared to the original by the reader. I’ve forgotten my password.