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Calligraphy: Stroke by Stroke
     

Calligraphy: Stroke by Stroke

by Annie Moring
 
More than just a method of communication, calligraphy is a beautiful, intricate art. A new guide to this ancient art, Calligraphy Stroke by Stroke uses step-by-step, annotated photographs to demonstrate new ways to create eleven classic alphabets, from Foundational hand and Italics to Gothic and unical scripts.

This guide describes materials and equipment, margins

Overview

More than just a method of communication, calligraphy is a beautiful, intricate art. A new guide to this ancient art, Calligraphy Stroke by Stroke uses step-by-step, annotated photographs to demonstrate new ways to create eleven classic alphabets, from Foundational hand and Italics to Gothic and unical scripts.

This guide describes materials and equipment, margins and punctuation, numerals and serifs, and even tips for left-handers. Clear diagrams highlight letter formation stroke by stroke, with special emphasis on the angle and direction of the pen. A trouble-shooting section for each alphabet discusses common mistakes and how to correct them. Photographs show the art's beauty and versatility through examples by leading comtemporary calligraphers, whose innovative methods and materials are expanding the definition of calligraphy.

Brimming with helpful techniques and creative suggestions for their application, Calligraphy Stroke by Stroke is the essential reference for anyone who wants to develop expertise in the art of beautiful writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785812210
Publisher:
Book Sales, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.92(h) x 0.66(d)

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