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Trajan's Column

»Trajan's Column — monument erected AD 106-113 by the Roman emperor Trajan. A marble column of the Roman Doric order, it measures 38m high together with the base. The spiral band over 240m long and about 1.2 m wide is covered with low-relief sculpture that forms a continuous narrative of the emperor's two campaigns in Dacia.« [read the Encyclopaedia Britannica article]

The Inscription on the Base of Trajan's Column is one of the most beautiful examples of classic Roman letterforms. It is believed that the letters were first written with a brush, then carved into the stone.

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Trajan Inscription, Rome, Italy.
Trajan inscription, circa 114 A.D. 2,77x1,14m
(photo of a cast)

SENATVS·POPVLVSQVE·ROMANVS
IMP·CAESARI·DIVI·NERVAE·F·NERVAE
TRAIANO·AVG·GERM·DACICO·PONTIF
MAXIMO·TRIB·POT·XVII·IMP·VI·COS·VI·P·P
AD·DECLARANDVM·QVANTAE·ALTITVDINIS
MONS·ET·LOCVS·TANTIS·OPERIBVS·SIT·EGESTVS
» Trajan inscription English translation «
 
Rswedish ROMARRIKET hade sin största utbredning under Kejsar Trajanus tid (98-117e.Kr.). De latinska bokstäverna var färdigutvecklade och formfulländade. Inskriptionen vid Trajanuskolonnens bas är ett av de vackraste exemplen på huggen CapitalisPhoto by Bill Thayer - Copyright (C) Bill Thayer Qvadrata eller Capitalis Monumentalis som går att hitta. Inskriptionen vid Trajanuskolonnens bas är 2,77m x 1,14m. Bokstäverna på översta raden är c:a 11,5cm höga. Det anses att bokstäverna först skrevs direkt på marmorn med en bred pensel och därefter höggs texten in i stenen med mejsel och klubba.
 
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Photo by M.M. Curran (C) 1999 Leo C. Curran Inscription on base.
Photograph by Margaret M. Curran on »Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome«.

SEN Rubbing of the inscription made circa 1920 by Ernst Detterer. The King Library Press collection, University of Kentucky.
Apianus and Amantius, Inscriptiones sacrosanctaea Inscriptiones sacrosanctaea vetustatis
from Apianus Petrus (1495-1551) et Amantius, Bartholomaeus. Inscriptiones sacrosanctae vetustatis. Ingolstadt 1534. the pioneering study of classical inscriptions in the landscape, or discovered during archaelogical expeditions.
Colonna Traiana. Drawing by Etienne Du Pérac from the mid 16th century. Vedute di Roma — Images of Rome — Lots of photos and drawings and a larger version of this drawing by Etienne Du Pérac from the mid 16th century is available at Kalervo Koskimies site.
Trajan's head Trajan's Column Explore the Column of Trajan as a sculptural monument. Searchable database of over 500 images.
Foro di Traiano Fori Imperiali Official Italian excavation site — current work in the forum of Trajan.
Catich, E.M. Father Catich was a man of letters
by Julie Jensen (January 22, 1998)
Article from Progress '98.
Trajan - Adobe Typeface Trajan — Adobe typeface by Carol Twombly.
R analysis Analysis of Trajan letters [dead link]— Frank Boumphrey points out where the modern version differs from the old. [A screen shot of the page on Nov.23, 2001 courtsey of the Internet Archives]  
Roman Writing How the Romans Wrote An article about the most important chapter of type history, roman writing. Featuring free fonts by Manfred.
 
 Litteratur — Recommended Books
Formal Brush Writing

Brush lettered R by Tom KempFormal Brush Writing
Tom Kemp 1999
ISBN 0953737411
Twice Publishing


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En fantastisk bok om klassisk kalligrafi med bred pensel. Läs mer på Tom Kemps webbplats.
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Catich - Initial R - page 21

The five parts of brush-written R. Catich p.184, fig.178.The Origin of the Serif :
Brush writing & Roman letters

Catich, Edward M.
Catich Gallery
ISBN 0962974013

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En klassiker i nytryckt häftad upplaga. Bra men dyr.
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Harris, Boken om Kalligrafi

 

Harris  -R- page117Boken om Kalligrafi :
Historia,stilar, utveckling och teknik
David Harris
Rabén Prisma 1995
ISBN 9151828324


»Steg för steg illustreras bokstävernas konstruktion och de olika stilarnas särdrag. På tolv sidor i fyrfärgstryck behandlas Kapitalis Monumentalis och hur den kan skrivas med en flat bred pensel.
« [Svenska utgåvan är slut på förlaget — sök på Bibliotek och Antikvariat.]

Harris - detail - page110 Harris, The Art of CalligraphyThe Art of Calligraphy,
David Harris
DK Publishing,
ISBN 1564588491

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Letters Slate Cut Kindersley - R - Order of cutting Strokes - page32Letters Slate Cut:
Workshop Philosophy and Practice in the Making of Letters
David Kindersley & Lida Lopes Cardozo

Cardozo Kindersley Editions
ISBN 0950194670
(revised edition 1990)

Taplinger Publishing Company, USA
ISBN 0800847415

kindersley »The main object of cutting words into slate or other hard materials is that they should last.« David Kindersley

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Edward Johnston, Writing & Illuminating & Lettering

Edward Johnston, Fig.214
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Johnston, Fig.215Writing and Illuminating and Lettering
Edward Johnston
ISBN 0486285340
Dover Publications

»Edward Johnston analyserar Trajanusinskriptionens bokstäver och lämnar dessutom förslag på hur H,J,K,U,W.Y och Z kan utformas — de bokstäver som saknas i inskriptionen.

»Eric Gill har skrivit kapitel XII »Inscriptions in Stone« — om bokstavshuggarens verktyg och teknik.

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