Hardcover, 264 pages with 234 colour illustrations, 89 of which are full-page or double-page plates including life-size and larger than life-size reproductions.
Dimensions: 12" × 8.5" × 1"
This book makes clear the most important aspects of calligraphy as art in this moment. One will understand the difference between real calligraphy and what I call typographical calligraphy…. Even if if you are not a calligrapher you will far more enjoy calligraphy after reading this book…. Because of serious reflections and excellent works and illustrations, it is the most important book on calligraphy of the last decades. It s a must for calligraphers and all people interested in Calligraphy as Art.
It's a masterpiece, and contemporary in connecting high level technology, knowledge, taste, living tradition of calligraphy, and virtuosity of an artist.
Denis Brown creates some of the most beautiful artistic constructions this country has ever produced. Taking the art of Calligraphy and extending it so beautifully into the realms of the profound is breath-taking.
... his free-flowing virtuosity with the pen is exciting, profound, emotional and a meaningful journey in every work... his clarity of expression in explaining depth, purpose, development, context and truth in use is humbling...
Creative & imaginative work driven by passionate mastery of a craft with a great tradition.
I have received your book and found it has exceeded my high expectations! Your ability to communicate through calligraphic skills is decades ahead of others and your written word in the text is simply incredible! Congratulations on adding another dimension to your exceptional career! Your book will be both read and revered for many reasons for a long time.
Amazing book. Buying it is a no-brainer. You can see the love and attention to detail on every page.
The book is magical. It's incredibly beautiful - in all senses. This is a gift for visual, and for kinesthetic. The works of Denis Brown cause me such a storm of emotions! Have you ever seen something beautiful and harmonious enough to cry and laugh at the same time, look into the details and move away to see the whole picture, be surprised, resent, shout and be silent? It's difficult to say what I'm feeling right now.
… it is a real, true, amazing thing! Important work in our specific field of art…. an excellent exemplar to shake up your convenient thinking about calligraphy! If you are looking to add some contemporary flair to your work, turn here for inspiration. I will!
An impressive hunk of a book!
Especially of interest is the deeper meaning that you allude to and your success in promoting deeper thought in the viewer/reader. Superbly done. Thank you...
So refreshing to see/read a calligrapher/artist who is working on a deeper level than purely 'beautiful writing/images'. I was particularly moved by your early take on societal issues.
A MUST HAVE, this book of Denis Brown. I am so proud and happy to study the skills and art of this modern calligrapher—for me simply THE BEST.
I don't care about the unkempt photo of me with this very Precious Treasure, and over time as I try to absorb all within, I just have to say that each and everyone needs to order Brown Calligraphy and see for themselves the magic within, and you can only get this book from him, so go for it.
Content is superb as I'd expect from you but I'm also very impressed by the production quality. Right up there with other art books I own that cost twice the price or more.
A masterpiece. Your work makes this world a better place.
This is the second day I have spent with this book, "Brown Calligraphy," by renown Dublin artist and calligrapher Denis Brown. To say I fell head over heels for this book puts it mildly. I will savor this gorgeous work of art, a beacon to those of us who despair that postmodern art will ruin all appreciation for searching for our better selves. Denis Brown proves he is so much more than a calligrapher and/or artist. You bared your soul, Denis.
The result is amazing. I am actually speechless.
Thank you for your beautiful book! It is an amazing feast for the eyes, every page a complete delight with so many showing close up detail of your fabulous work. I am looking forward to reading the text once I can tear myself away from the visual delights of the work shown. A real treat, cannot recommend it enough to all my calligraphy friends, a definite buy!
The cover beneath
I am having a wonderful evening; once more Denis is bringing us together.
I received my book this morning and it made it to Puerto Rico in perfect condition. The book is absolutely gorgeous.
I am totally thrilled! Your book is a treasure!
It's all SPECTACULAR!!! Labors of love don't often make one rich, and I hope this does more than just meet your expenses and time investment.
This is such a different experience from your videos, and your postings on YouTube. A treasure from you that I cherish more than any other thing.
Excellent, excellent,excellent in every respect!
I started reading and cannot stop…. We appreciate it sooooo much!
Denis the more I read, the more emotional I get.. your Book is truly Awe-inspiring.. now to see if some will rub off , over time.. I truly love it.. can't recommend it enough.
I received my Denis Brown book at 11:00AM today. It was lying on the floor of the garage by my car. I could tell it had been placed there with care. I gasp, knowing what was inside the secure packaging. I had a very emotional response lifting the package from the floor, feeling its heavy weight, knowing Denis well and knowing the responsibility and weight he carried throughout this monumental process of presenting his life's work to date with reverence to the History of Calligraphy and pride in his own evolution in creative Contemporary work. I said: "OMG" 3 times out loud to myself, holding the book to my heart for Denis and this masterful achievement. Thank you, Denis Brown. Of course, I wanted to see what he wrote to me. Denis wrote to me words I had said to him at our first meeting. I smiled, recapturing that time in a week long retreat in Binderland, IN.
My copy arrived Thursday and I thumbed through from back to front, front to back, stopping to peruse the amazing amount of artwork produced in such stunning colors (and don't even get me started on the beautiful cover). But it was this afternoon, when I started at the very beginning, that I became totally transfixed with the journey(s) you've taken since you were a young lad. The photography is magnificent, but the writing draws one into your life in such a way that one feels almost a part of your story as a calligrapher and as an artist. Bravo and thank you for letting us be a part of your journey.
The quality and clarity of the reproductions are stunning. What a feast for the eyes and the soul!