Projects end with two spreads that illustrate Noad’s experimental sketches before beginning his adaptation of the illumination. You can use these sketches to inspire your own projects.
The Illuminated Alphabet is stunningly illustrated, and the detailed instructions are surprisingly informative and easy to follow. Even if you’re not up to creating illuminated lettering on your own just yet, this book is definitely worth a quick look. Whether you’re interested in learning about the gilding process or about how illuminations have changed over time, or if you just want to look at beautiful illustrations, this title has much to offer.