Best known of the books on the geometry of letterforms is Dürer's
Unterweysung der Messung (A Course on the Art of Measurement). The text
is printed in a form of blackletter known as Fraktur. The book presents the
principles of perspective developed in Renaissance Italy, applying them to
architecture, painting, and lettering. Dürer's designs of roman capital letters
demonstrate how they can be created using a compass and straightedge.