Calligraphy For Dummies

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From Italic to Roman to Uncial — create calligraphic alphabets with ease

For many people, calligraphy is something they admire from afar, but don't believe they could ever do it themselves. Nothing could be further from the truth! Practice is the key to becoming a good calligrapher, and that 's what this book is all about. Open it and you'll find easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions in all the basics, from choosing the right pens and paper and holding the pen properly to ...

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Overview

From Italic to Roman to Uncial — create calligraphic alphabets with ease

For many people, calligraphy is something they admire from afar, but don't believe they could ever do it themselves. Nothing could be further from the truth! Practice is the key to becoming a good calligrapher, and that 's what this book is all about. Open it and you'll find easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions in all the basics, from choosing the right pens and paper and holding the pen properly to using calligraphy to create six beautiful alphabets. Plus, there are plenty of creative projects for putting your skills into action. With just a little practice every day, you'll be well on your way to doing calligraphy with style!

  • The simple, sure-fire approach to learning calligraphy
  • How to use pen tips of various sizes and shapes
  • Ways to embellish and personalize your lettering
  • How to add a special touch to stationery, journals, diaries, correspondence, plaques, and more
  • Exercises for practicing your skills with confidence
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470117712
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/7/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 319,542
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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  • Posted March 5, 2009

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    Comprehensive

    The overall quality of the book was excellent. The meanings and techniques were clear and concise. The only real problem was that the pen set the author recomends is hard to find. Most online stores are sold out and brick and mortar stores simply do not carry it. Overal a comprehensive book on Calligraphy.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    You need a hard copy

    I love this book. It's easy to understand and follow. BUT for you to be able to use it as the author intended, you need to make a copy of the practice sheets that are in the back of the book. Guess what B&N won't let you do that. I contacted the publisher and was told by them that there were no printing restrictions, (you are TOLD to make copies of the practice pages in the book) but for some reason B&N won't allow it. It's for that reason that even though I highly recommend this book, I do not recommend it in nook format unless you have access to it in paper form so that you can get a copy of the much needed worksheets that are provided. (scanner or copy machine)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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