Italic Letters: Calligraphy and Handwriting

Italic Letters: Calligraphy and Handwriting

by Inga Dubay, Barbara Getty
     
 

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In an age of computer-generated letters, people admire more than ever the beauty and appreciate the personal impact of handwritten communication. This book is for professional and amateur calligraphers, art teachers, enthusiasts of book arts, students, business people, and homemakers---virtually anyone who wants to learn calligraphy and improve handwriting legibility.… See more details below

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In an age of computer-generated letters, people admire more than ever the beauty and appreciate the personal impact of handwritten communication. This book is for professional and amateur calligraphers, art teachers, enthusiasts of book arts, students, business people, and homemakers---virtually anyone who wants to learn calligraphy and improve handwriting legibility.

A comprehensive, how-to workbook, Italic Letters provides page after page of models to trace. The practice sentences incorporate the history of writing, and each letter is presented in both a monoline form for informal and rapid writing,and an edged-pen form for an elegant, formal hand. The authors take you gradually through four classic hands and then show you how to design and produce posters, invitations, letter, cards, booklets, and envelopes.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Originally published by Van Nostrand Reinhold in 1984, this revised edition provides for the self-teaching of four italic scripts. The first three--basic italic, formal italic, and chancery italic--are fairly standard calligraphy forms. The fourth style, cursive italic, is designed for use as everyday handwriting. Presented in the authors' previous books, the eight-volume Italic Handwriting Series (Continuing Education Pr., 1986), and Write Now ( LJ 3/1/91), this style was devised to facilitate the transition from printing to cursive writing. The format of this book, with practice space directly below the calligraphic examples (and instructions to use tracing paper), make comparison and correction easy. Recommended for public libraries.-- Joanne K. Hammond, J. Frank Faust Junior H.S. Lib., Chambersburg, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671611859
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
11/13/1990
Pages:
128

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Betty Edwards
Inga Dubay and Barbara Getty are truly artists and have designed each page of Italic Letters with great clarity, balance, precision, and beauty.
—(Betty Edwards Author, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain)

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