Lettering on Gravemarkers-A guide to recording and analysis

Guide cover

Recording spread1

Lettering on gravestones and other funerary markers is an important part of the memorial, whether it is restricted to initial letters and a date or it forms and extensive text. From the earliest commemorative inscriptions to those of the present day, lettering styles and their interpretation have changed over time and from one place to another.

This book is a guide to recording gravemarker lettering styles and their attributes, illustrated by many examples from Britain, Ireland the rest of Europe, USA and Canada. It provides suggestions on how to interpret and analyse inscriptional lettering and what can be gleaned from it. Gravemarker lettering is an important part of our cultural heritage that should be preserved for future generations to study and enjoy.

CONTENTS
Gravemarker inscriptions
Recording
Materials
Lettering terminology
Lettering styles
roman capitals
roman capitals and lower case
uncio-versals
gothics
cursives
scripts
italics
sanserifs
block serifs
decoratives
numerals
Letterform attributes
Ligatures
Layout
Recording methods
Reading and recording data
Sampling
Analysis
Simple statistics
More advanced statistical methods
Morphometrics
Mapping
Bibliography and websites

ISBN 978 0 9540891 2 2
paperback  A5  122 pages
£12
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UK £2.50
USA and Canada £5 surface mail £7.50 airmail

 

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