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Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual

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Developed by English handwriting masters in the 18th century, copperplate calligraphy is admired for its fluidity and beauty. It is the most popular style for social correspondence, invitations, and other communications requiring an elegant hand.
In this practical manual, a noted calligraphy teacher offers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for the student. Beginning with a brief but fascinating history of copperplate, she moves quickly to an in-depth examination of the ...

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Overview

Developed by English handwriting masters in the 18th century, copperplate calligraphy is admired for its fluidity and beauty. It is the most popular style for social correspondence, invitations, and other communications requiring an elegant hand.
In this practical manual, a noted calligraphy teacher offers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for the student. Beginning with a brief but fascinating history of copperplate, she moves quickly to an in-depth examination of the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation. Each letter is demonstrated stroke by stroke with a clear explanation.
Readers will also find detailed discussions of writing in color, using the proper paper, and learning how to retouch, correct, and crop. Ms. Winters then shows how copperplate can be used to write a simple paragraph, a short quotation, or poetry, and explains how to use the script commercially for addressing envelopes and writing name cards and invitations. With this easy-to-follow manual and some practice, calligraphers will be able to create copperplate scripts with the rhythm, grace, and ease of the great writing masters.
Unabridged Dover (2000) republication of the edition published by Watson-Guptill, New York, 1989.

Perfect for designers, calligraphers, and artists, this comprehensive manual presents a history of this elegant script and provides step-by-step instructions for mastering it. Gramercy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486409511
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 5/8/2000
  • Series: Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 111,800
  • Product dimensions: 8.37 (w) x 10.99 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2004

    All you need to learn Copperplate

    Awesome -This book takes the place of thousands of dollars in lessons. The detailed descriptions of techniques are the best. Several friends have seen what I've done with this book and have bought their own copies. I would have rated this book 10 stars if possible.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    highly recommended for someone interested in the subject.

    I have not used the book yet, but it has helped me prepare to start working.

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