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Paraclete Press (MA)

Song of Songs: The Bible's Great Love Poems in Calligraphy

Song of Songs: The Bible's Great Love Poems in Calligraphy

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Song of Songs is a unique book of the Bible that has delighted its readers for centuries, while at the same time challenging artists, theologians, and translators. In this scripture, also known as Song of Solomon, physical love is described with graphic frankness; the woman's voice speaks more often than the man's; and the name of God is not mentioned even once. There is no other book of the Bible even remotely like it.

Drawn from a lifetime with calligraphy, Shepherd's designs re-interpret the meaning of Song of Songs in a new way, using traditional calligraphy in fresh modern layouts. She has woven together a dozen scholarly translations to let this timeless poetry speak in today's language.

Margaret Shepherd is a well-known calligrapher, teacher, and author of the classic Learn Calligraphy.

Author: Margaret Shepherd
Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Published: 10/07/2021
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.27lbs
Size: 10.10h x 7.30w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781640601734

About the Author
Margaret Shepherd has been a calligrapher for 45 years, in many parts of the field. At first, she fell in love with the abstract art of the page and architecture of the letters, and learned the nuts and bolts of the craft by filling in diplomas, addressing wedding invitations, and teaching beginners. Now she creates art, writes books about history and technique, and gives talks about many topics related to writing. She has also written about handwritten correspondence and spoken communication. Connecting with people through words is what matters to Margaret; pen and ink is her favorite way. Margaret lives in Boston, MA.

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