The Calligraphic Leaning of the Baskerville Roman?

Fournier's picture

John Baskerville was first a calligrapher in his youth
and then became a rich merchant.
Baskerville stated that his own romans were influenced by calligraphy.
How do you spot the calligraphic leaning in the letters of the Baskerville Roman?
I'd like to know your personal view.

Capitals
http://origin2.myfonts.net/a_91/u/74/d99115d1e4982c1de97f071d67a6dd.gif

Lower case
http://origin2.myfonts.net/a_91/u/19/c4f9b823e3706bb8a60b5fcb5c7551.gif

Fournier's picture

How can you justify that the Baskerville Roman has a calligraphic flavor?
Thanks in advance for your comprehensive demonstration.

DTY's picture

You could start here:
http://typophile.com/node/53112

Fournier's picture

It's fascinating. So the use of the high contrast comes from the English calligraphers before Baskerville.
That's one point. Any others?

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