Complete Guide to Calligraphy: Master Scripts of the West and East, Step-by-Step with 45 Projects


Category:     ANF
Genre: Calligraphy - Technique
ISBN-13:     9781554071791
ISBN-10:     1554071798
Publish Date:     2006/10/05
Publisher:     Firefly Books
Format/Binding:     Spiral-bound
Retail Price:     35.00
ID Price:     28.00

The perfect addition to any general-interest public library holding. (Diane C. Donovan The Midwest Book Review: Library Bookwatch 20061209)

An all-encompassing ... essential book ... Beautiful to look at and fascinating to read. (Decorating Digest Craft Home Projects 20061202)

This gorgeous, practical book is the ultimate reference to the key scripts of the world. (Globe and Mail 20061201)

This handsome and thorough instruction guide would make a lovely gift for anyone interested in calligraphy. (Jane Harrison Calgary Herald 20070211)

Brings [an] ancient art...into the modern era. (Samara O'Shea Country Living Holidays )

A detailed, in-depth reference not to be missed... more than a casual treatment of calligraphy. (James A. Cox The Midwest Book Review: California Bookwatch )

Product Description:
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.
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