This edition consists of four hardcover volumes totaling over 1,500 pages, discussing and illustrating in color the work of 579 fraktur artists and scriveners. Included is a discussion of the life history of each frakturist (if known) and characteristics of their art and lettering. New to this edition is a summary number of fraktur attributed to each frakturist. Because of the huge size of the database, only up to ten examples are listed for each artist or scrivener with priority given to examples illustrated in readily available sources.
Also included is a listing of over 1,250 minor or potential artists and scriveners as gleaned by the authors from fraktur collections, the literature, the internet, auction catalogs and antiques shows. As demonstrated by the first two editions of Papers for Birth Dayes, many of those listed about whom little is currently known will, as the database expands, be found to be major frakturists.
The bibliography supplements those of Donald Shelley and Wendy Leeds,
and the first two editions of Papers for Birth Dayes.
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