First Steps Calligraphy

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Make your first steps in calligraphy fun and rewarding!

You'll be delighted at how easy this guide makes it to address invitations with a touch of class, send unforgettable greeting cards, and craft unique and meaningful gifts.

With Don Marsh's simple and straightforward instruction, you'll be creating graceful handwritten expressions in no time! By learning a few key strokes (most of them found in the ...

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Overview


Make your first steps in calligraphy fun and rewarding!

You'll be delighted at how easy this guide makes it to address invitations with a touch of class, send unforgettable greeting cards, and craft unique and meaningful gifts.

With Don Marsh's simple and straightforward instruction, you'll be creating graceful handwritten expressions in no time! By learning a few key strokes (most of them found in the letters "a" and "n") you'll be able to form all the letters of the alphabet.

In this book, you'll find everything you need to begin—including:

  • Which tools and materials to buy to get off to a good, affordable start
  • Easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical and popular lettering styles—simple italic minuscules, simple roman capitals, simple italic capitals and swash caps
  • Easy (but effective) exercises that make learning fun
  • How to create numerals and decorative flourishes
  • Copy-and-use practice sheets
  • Inspiring examples of the art of calligraphy
More than a dozen projects—complete with stroke-by-stroke instruction—show you different ways to apply your new skills. You'll find practical and imaginative ideas for greeting cards, invitations, romantic verse and much more. And with Don's help, you can get started right away.
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With over 200 books in print on calligraphy, the popularity of this sophisticated art is unquestionable. Most calligraphy books can be pretty daunting for the beginner, hence Marsh's book. Part of North Light Books' "First Step" series, it is aimed at the "absolute beginner." Excellent for secondary school age and above, it features projects on greeting cards, invitations, and romantic verse. If a more advanced treatment is needed, see David Harris's The Art of Calligraphy: A Practical Guide to the Skills and Techniques (DK, 1995).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891346661
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Series: First Steps Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 816,881
  • Product dimensions: 8.32 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Ch. 1 All You Need to Get Started 11
Ch. 2 Basic Strokes 23
Ch. 3 Easy-to-Learn Alphabets 33
Ch. 4 Projects 77
Pre-ruled practice pages 116
Recommended reading 120
Sources 120
Glossary 121
Index 125
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  • Posted October 26, 2009

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    Ok reference....

    Not exactly what I was looking for... I was hoping for clearer 'how-to' instruction on some basic fonts.... this book was a disappointment.

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