The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them
ISBN: 0764156152
EAN13: 9780764156151
Language: English
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
Both hobbyists and students of design will value this easy-to-use self-teaching book. Each of its 100 sections shows a complete A-to-Z calligraphy alphabet, with lessons on correct pen strokes and advice on avoiding errors. Beginners will find sound basic instruction, while experienced calligraphers can extend their repertoire with letter styles that range from classic Roman to clean and elegant contemporary styles. In addition to analysis of each alphabet's features, the book's detailed instruction provides information on -- Tools and materials * Layout basics * Numerals and punctuation * Illumination and ornamentation * Tips for the left-handed calligrapher . . . and more. Readers will also find examples by master calligraphers from past eras. This book's spiral binding ensures that pages lay flat when opened, allowing calligraphers to study and copy each pen stroke with ease. The Calligrapher's Bible is printed in color and features more than 350 illustrations.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover back cover This comprehensive guide to the art of fine penmanship is the ultimate easy-to-use reference book for anyone interested in creating these elegant letter forms. 100 beautifully crafted calligraphic hands show step-by-step pen strokes and common group structures. Points of interest within each hand ensure correct representation of the characters. An extensive preparatory section details tools, materials, and basic techniques. Beginners and experienced calligraphers alike will be able to extend their repertoire with ease, effortlessly learning the new hands and refining their art.