Learn Calligraphy
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Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release Date : 2013-08-21
ISBN 10 : 0770434592
Pages : 168 pages
Rating : 4/5 from 1 reviews
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In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own. Calligraphy remains perennially popular, often adorning wedding invitations, diplomas, and commercial signs. Whether it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic style, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Margaret Shepherd makes this ancient art form accessible in a completely hand-lettered technical guide that will: * Provide context for calligraphy as an art, exploring the rich tradition of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most popular styles. * Give detailed technical advice on choosing pens, paper, and inks, setting up your workspace, mastering various pen angles, along with step-by-step illustrations to guide you as you practice. * Explain which alphabets are appropriate for different forms of writing. For example, the Roman alphabet works well for short, unpunctuated passages, while the Italic alphabet is more suited to informal everyday communication. * Encourage you to personalize your lettering by using variant strokes and interpreting how you would like the words to look on the page. * Inspire you with carefully chosen illustrations and examples, which bring letters to life. In Margaret Shepherd's own words, "Calligraphy trains not only your eye and hand, but your mind as well." Learn Calligraphy is the authoritative primer for this age-old craft, and will help develop a new appreciation for lettering as you discover your creative personality.

Learn Calligraphy

by Margaret Shepherd

In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own. Calligraphy remains perennially popular, often adorning wedding invitations, diplomas, and commercial signs. Whether it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic style, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Margaret Shepherd makes

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Learn World Calligraphy

by Margaret Shepherd

Learn World Calligraphy has something for everyone. Whether you want scholarly insight, artistic inspiration, classroom projects, or a theme for your next party, this comprehensive, unparalleled full-color book will guide you on a virtual trip around the globe. Covering nearly all of the world’s writing systems—from African to Arabic, Chinese to Greek, Hebrew to Russian, and beyond—Learn World Calligraphy offers a unique glimpse of scripts worldwide and the calligraphers who write them. Lushly illustrated with gorgeous examples

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by Lauren Liz

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Shodo

by Shozo Sato

In this beautiful and extraordinary zen calligraphy book, Shozo Sato, an internationally recognized master of traditional Zen arts, teaches the art of Japanese calligraphy through the power and wisdom of Zen poetry. Single-line Zen Buddhist koan aphorisms, or zengo, are one of the most common subjects for the traditional Japanese brush calligraphy known as shodo. Regarded as one of the key disciplines in fostering the focused, meditative state of mind so essential to Zen, shodo calligraphy is practiced regularly by

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Learn to Draw Calligraphy Nature

by Andrew Fox

Everything you need to learn to draw lovely, minimalistic nature art with calligraphy! With just a few strokes of a calligraphy pen, London-based designer and illustrator Andrew Fox can help you to create a fun series of minimalistic nature drawings. From acorns, beetles, daffodils,and hedgehogs to snowflakes and clouds the drawings in this book are simple to create and easily recognizable. In Learn to Draw Calligraphy Nature, each design effortlessly becomes a unique drawing that you can use on

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Calligraphy for Kids

by Patrick Knowles

(back cover) This book gets you started with lettering skills and shows you how to write beautifully, using just simple pens and ink. You'll find out how to do italic and round-hand styles. There are lots of hints and tips and internet links for extra information. Soon you'll be using your skills to make cards, invitations, and much more. This book comes with a double-ended felt calligraphy pen with two nibs.

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Learn to Write Arabic Calligraphy

by Omar Uddin

""Anyone learning on their own can benefit immensely from this book as it contains exercises to build core competencies that are needed and then moves on to letter formation and then to the connecting of groups of letters. It's the only book of it's kind that I've been able to find that's written in english!"" - Omar Khan, sotne.com ""This book is a hidden treasure compared to all the other books out there for calligraphy enthusiast who are looking

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Calligraphy Practice Workbook

by Lion Press

CALLIGRAPHY PRACTICE PAPER - 8.5" x 11" - 123 PAGES - SLANTED GRID LINED PAPER - GIFT FOR STUDENTS & ADULTS LEARNING TO HAND WRITE MODERN CALLIGRAPHY This book features: 123 pages on white paper Size of book - 8.5" x 11" Non-spiral bound Soft, sturdy matte cover This book is part of a series that are available in separate volumes with different cover designs to match your personal preferences. Book covers available in designs include the following: Vol. 1 ISBN: 9781712379257 Vol. 2 ISBN: 9781712380420 Vol. 3 ISBN: 9781712381687 Vol. 4 ISBN: 9781712383049 The

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by Arthur Newhall

Whether you have a natural talent for lettering or have never picked up a calligraphy pen, you can learn the stylish art of making beautiful letters with the help of this book. You will find reference examples for many lettering styles, including sans serif, cursive, ornate, classic, script, and decorative hands. And step-by-step stroke sequences will have you creating beautiful letters in no time. If youÆve always wanted to learn the art of calligraphy, Calligraphy & Lettering Design will show

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by Molly Suber Thorpe

The perfect companion for pointed pen and digital calligraphers alike, with more than 2,700 letterforms and ligatures, stroke drills, warm-up exercises, flourishes, and simple words and phrases. This beautiful, in-depth guide to modern calligraphy emphasizes experimentation and fun, rather than rigid uniformity. With targeted exercises and lessons aimed at pushing you out of your calligraphy comfort zone, Mastering Modern Calligraphy will not only help you master tricks of the trade, but develop your very own modern calligraphy style, too.

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Make life more beautiful with pointed pen calligraphy! Internationally known graphic designer Victoria Halim takes beginners through this accessible art, starting with the basics, from using a nib and pen holder to choosing materials, and mastering the strokes for different scripts. Then apply these skills to a variety of projects, including vintage cards, personalized stationery, wedding invitations, decorated ribbons for botanical scrolls, gift boxes, cake toppers, and bouquet wrappers!

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by Jim Bennett

You’ve always admired beautiful calligraphy, but you probably figured it was way too hard to master, right ? Calligraphy is actually much easier than you ever dreamed. All you need is the right guide and you’ll be up to speed in no time! Calligraphy For Dummies lets anyone discover the art and fun of lettering. With this hands-on guide, you’ll be able to develop your craft and test it out in no time. Starting with the italic alphabet,

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by Arthur Newhall,Eugene Metcalf

This complete kit includes a 32-project book that covers the basics--such as pen styles, angles, and hand positions; letter heights and spacing; and practice strokes--before offering advanced techniques for rendering several calligraphic alphabets. And every lesson can be accomplished with the array of writing materials provided, including calligraphy pens, nibs, ink cartridges, practice paper, calligraphy paper, and more! Warning! This product is intended for use by ages 13 and older and is not intended for use by children.

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Modern Calligraphy Practice Book can build their skill by practicing lettering on this artist-grade pad of calligraphy paper. Comfortable to use and ruled for practice, the pad also features a pre-printed grid for slanted lettering. This 8.5x11 inch, 121 page notebook with matte cover is perfect for beginners or experts to practice lettering.

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Calligraphy Kit

by Arthur Newhall,Eugene Metcalf

This complete kit makes it easy to start exploring the exciting art form of calligraphy because it comes with everything a beginning artist needs—from a set of high-quality materials to comprehensive instructions. The lettering book covers the basics—such as pen styles, angles, and hand positions; letter heights and spacing; and practice strokes—before offering advanced techniques for rendering several calligraphic alphabets. And every lesson can be accomplished with the array of writing materials provided. The hardcover case includes

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Islamic Calligraphy Coloring Book

by A. Z. Desiger

A fantastically fun book for those who love classic Arabic calligraphy, This islamic coloring book contains 50 designs to colour in and enjoy, with each design made up of Arabic lettering surrounded by beautiful Islamic themed and old-school wild-style, graffiti art flavors. In expressing art there is no right way or wrong. Everything that you deem beautiful is art. Art is soul-food. This colouring book is another step to reach out to those who have a yearning to combine innate artistic

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