Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Cancellaresca Corsiva

Also called  cancellaresca,  littera da brevi , or  chancery cursive  in calligraphy, script that in the 16th century became the vehicle of the New Learning throughout Christendom. It developed during the preceding century out of the antica corsiva, which had been perfected by the scribes of the papal chancery. As written by the calligrapher and printer Lodovico degli Arrighi of Vicenza in the early decades of the 16th century, the cancellaresca

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