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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2016, Part II–Trois Gothiques/Three Gothic Scripts

The Abbatiale–the Abbey church. Views that never become boring. Nor does the contrast of red geraniums with the verdant pre-alpine summer. Three Gothics? Why not! Textura, Flemish Bâtarde, & Fraktur. Adjacent scripts with their associated flourishes and decoration styles, and modern … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2016, Part I–Carolingian

The sky isn’t always pure blue, but sometimes a cooler day is welcome, and grey skies only make the grass & trees look greener. This is certainly one of my favourite places to dine al fresco! We like to alternate … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2015, Part II–Celtic

Always, always the abbatiale presiding over the Community, the village, & the courses. (Françoise Sellier? Cette photo est à toi?) Now celtique–insular scripts and decoration. The styles of the Book of Kells, Lindisfarne, Saint-Gatien, Mulling, Echternach, and many others. Here we are … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2015, Part I — Italique

As an introduction to calligraphy, we believe that Italic and Carolingian are the best (but not necessarily the easiest) scripts to begin with. In the days when there were still stages called “Deuxième Niveau“, having attended one session each of Italic … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2014, Part I

The view from the garden. Where does lunch come from? Skies, grass, water… I know the titles of the Saint-Antoine posts are very dull, but they reflect continuity. Neither Saint-Antoine nor the classes are dull, though. Everyone is paying attention … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2013, Part II

  L’abbatiale. Beautiful sunsets. Unusually not photographed from the frisbee field (actually le champ de foot). This week, all the best photos were taken by Anna Coll Marfagón. Check in, wander into the luminous Salle Blanche… Luke Atkinson stayed for … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2013, Part I

This year there are only two Parts to Saint-Antoine. Everyone agrees that the Salle Blanche is obligatory; and owing to the high demand for the Salle  Blanche (sometimes by teachers who only use it for an hour a day….) we … Continue reading

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