Tuesday 23rd October - Sunday 4th November 2012 at Exeter Cathedral
From Medieval Manuscripts to 'Calligraffiti': Discovering Exeter's Written Heritage
An exhibition of medieval and modern books and book-making running frin Tuesday 23rd October until Sunday 4th November in the Chapel of St James.
This exhibition explores Devon's written heritage from the earliest medieval manuscripts kept in the Cathedral Library and Special Collections at the University of Exeter, through the dawn of printing and early printed books, to modern calligraphy and the arrival of the e-book and Kindle. In addition, the exhibition features artwork created by local Devon schoolchildren inspirired by manuscript calligraphy and by the art of 'calligraffiti'. 'Calligraffiti' is a fusion of calligraphy and graffiti created by Dutch artist Niels 'Shoe' Meulman (http://tinyurl.com/9abquyu - exeternal link) or as he puts it, 'traditional handwriting with a metropolitan attitude'. A film commissioned for the exhibition from local firm Cricklepit Media will show medieval manuscripts up close, punctuated by short sound bytes from academics and curators, as well as demonstrating the art of modern calligraphy.
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Repeats: Every Day until Sunday, November 04, 2012
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