Calligrapher's Bible 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them

ISBN-10: 0764156152

ISBN-13: 9780764156151

Edition: 2003

Authors: Dave Harris

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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 alphabets features, the books 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 books spiral binding ensures that pages lay flat when opened, allowing calligraphers to study and copy each pen stroke with ease.The Calligraphers Bibleis printed in color and features more than 350 illustrations.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

David Harris is the legendary anti-war activist who went to jail for draft resistance in the 1960s. Formerly a contributing editor at the "New York Times Magazine" & "Rolling Stone", his seven previous books include "The League", "Dreams Die Hard", & "The Last Stand".

Introductionp. 6
Preparationp. 10
Tools and materialsp. 12
Preparing to writep. 20
Layout basicsp. 26
The Handsp. 32
The hands selectorp. 34
Romanp. 42
Post Romanp. 58
Insularp. 78
Gothicp. 86
Renaissancep. 134
Baroquep. 164
Modernp. 172
Illumination and Ornamentationp. 242
Decorating with goldp. 244
Glossaryp. 252
Indexp. 254
Creditsp. 256
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