The Mystic Art of Written Forms: An Illustrated Handbook for Lettering
From dust jacket notes: "The Mystic Art of Written Forms reveals two great and rare talents of Friedrich Neugebauer: he designs and executes works of singular beauty and poise, and he is able to distill the spirit and principles of his art and make them accessible to students and artists at every level of skill and achievement. He writes: 'Architecture excluded, written forms are the most visible feature of our man-made surroundings.' In outlining a course of study and a philosophy intended to improve and protect this 'written environment,' Neugebauer goes to the heart of calligraphy, the heart of design. The Mystic Art of Written Forms belongs in the working library of everyone who reveres the written or printed word, everyone who creates the penned or painted image."