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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CALLIGRAPHY

Calligraphy and poetry are mixed up together in the Chinese mind.

Hence the introduction of calligraphy must be placed in 405.

Ibn Abi Sarh was well versed in the arts of calligraphy and horsemanship.

This was the work of Behrisch, who was a virtuoso in calligraphy.

Nevertheless, the calligraphy and borderwork are the best parts of his performance.

See Thompson, 236, where Irish calligraphy is fully dealt with; Camb.

She wrote a good clear hand and her method was as clear as her calligraphy.

I have always been a great admirer of the calligraphy of the Middle Ages and of the earlier printing which took its place.

The importance of calligraphy was recognised long before the date of any literary monuments of its development.

The boy took little interest in his new work, but showed some aptitude for mechanical drawing and calligraphy.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Greek kaligraphia, from kallos "beauty" + graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Related: Calligraphic. The usual comb. form in Greek was kalli- "beautiful, fine, happy, favorable;" kalo- was a later, rarer alternative form.

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