Calligraphy Bible: A Complete Guide to More Than 100 Essential Projects and Techniques

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The Ultimate Guide to Essential Materials, Techniques, and Projects for Calligraphers
 
From ancient to modern times, the art of calligraphy has brought the written word to life, beautifying folklore, letters, poetry, and more. Embark on a journey through time, as the book examines the history of writing and its transformations. Between...
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Overview

The Ultimate Guide to Essential Materials, Techniques, and Projects for Calligraphers
 
From ancient to modern times, the art of calligraphy has brought the written word to life, beautifying folklore, letters, poetry, and more. Embark on a journey through time, as the book examines the history of writing and its transformations. Between these pages, you’ll find:
 
·         A detailed guide to materials, tools, and setting up your own workspace, as well as a troubleshooting section.
·         An Alphabet Workbook for practicing all the book’s letterforms, from Foundationals to Copperplate, alongside beautiful examples.
·         Clear demonstrations map out every type of line, stroke, and flourish you may encounter.
·         Easy to follow instructions for gilding, illuminating letters, mixing colors, flourishing, and creating ornate borders to frame your work.
·         A wealth of projects to put this ancient art to practical, modern day use, including wedding invitations, posters, letterhead, and more.
·         A comprehensive list of suppliers and calligraphers’ societies all over the country
 
With something for everyone, Calligraphy Bible offers the tools you need to explore the limitless possibilities of calligraphy. Immerse yourself in this detailed, instructional resource, and, in no time, you’ll be flourishing, gilding, and writing like a calligraphy master! 
 
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Professional calligrapher Grebenstein (Calligraphy: A Course in Hand Lettering) offers here a brief historical context for the origins of calligraphy but focuses on its contemporary uses. After a short introductory section on the tools and materials used in hand lettering, she presents technical illustrations, diagrams, and demonstrations to map out line and stroke sequences step-by-step. The 100-plus exercises included in the guide encourage frequent practice. Projects cover popular alphabet styles, design, color, and decorative detail that can be applied to letterheads, invitations, posters, and all sorts of artwork. VERDICT An excellent resource for anyone wishing to incorporate calligraphy into art or craft projects or anyone interested in hand lettering in general.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823099344
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 522,140
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Maryanne Grebenstein is a professional calligrapher who runs the Abbey Studio, in Hingham, Massachusetts (www.theabbeystudio.com), a center offering calligraphy courses as well as handmade products. She has taught calligraphy at the Massachusetts College of Art and the North Bennet Street School in Boston, and at The Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, D.C. Grebenstein is also the author of Calligraphy: A Course in Hand Lettering.
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