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Canon Medicinae, Liber I-V
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Canon Medicinae, Liber I-V (The Canon of Medicine, Books One to Five)
Avicenna (980–1037)
Venice: 1486

Illuminated manuscripts and the early books they inspired featured enlarged initial letters, decorative borders, and the integration of text and illustration. The design of this printed book used elements of earlier illuminated manuscripts. Persian physician and philosopher Ibn Sina (980–1037), known in Latin as Avicenna, wrote a major survey of medical knowledge from ancient times to his day, including his own important contributions.

From the Inspiration : Letterforms_as_Illustration section of the exhibition

Abecedarian Book
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The Abecedarian Book
Charles W. Ferguson (1901–1987)
Boston: Little, Brown, 1964
Gift of Patricia Fendley Dunston

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Alphabeast Book: An Abecedarium
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The Alphabeast Book: An Abecedarium
Dorothy Schmiderer (b. 1940)
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971
Gift of Patricia Fendley Dunston

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Tu l'as vu l'oiseau?
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Tu l'as vu l'oiseau? (Have You Seen the Bird?)
Armand Monjo (1913–1998)
Illustrated by Hassan Musa (b. 1951)
Cavaillon, France: R. Rimbaud, 1993

From the Inspiration : Letterforms_as_Illustration section of the exhibition

Ed Emberley’s ABC
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Ed Emberley’s ABC
Edward R. Emberley (b. 1931)
Boston: Little, Brown, c. 1978
Gift of Patricia Fendley Dunston

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Graphic Alphabet
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The Graphic Alphabet
David Pelletier (b. 1963)
New York: Orchard, c. 1996
Gift of Patricia Fendley Dunston

From the Inspiration : Letterforms_as_Illustration section of the exhibition