The Complete Guide to Calligraphy

The Complete Guide to Calligraphy

Master Scripts of the West and East, Step-by-step With 45 Projects

Book - 2006
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The most comprehensive guide to learning the art of calligraphy.

This step-by-step handbook to the ancient art of beautiful lettering includes the key scripts of the world: Europe's major Roman alphabets (including Versal and Copperplate), Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.

Each of the 14 script-technique sections contains a wealth of information and instruction, including:

Letter anatomy Pen techniques and control Pens, brushes and nibs Stroke sequences Paper and other media Left-handed techniques Inks, paints and metallics Common mistakes and problem-solving tips.

There are 50 authentic projects such as a kabbalah prayer in Hebrew, a fabric bag with Bedouin motif, an illuminated Celtic prayer, and a "hope, love and joy" talisman in Chinese.

Whether for learning this ancient skill or for crafting personalized cards and gifts, this book celebrates the sage advice of calligraphers worldwide: "The joy of calligraphy lies in its practical aspect."

Publisher: Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781554071791
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Cleminson, R. M.


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Oct 19, 2011

A lot of the projects are cards or paper-projects. I liked some of the designs; if you are a lover of Calligraphy, or would like to become one, this book is great for learning all the many types of variations of this craft. Lots of information, lots of pictures and details on how to!

RockCastle Sep 24, 2009

A practical step-by-step calligraphy technique including non-latin and pictographic scripts


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