Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual

Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual

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by Eleanor Winters
     
 

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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.

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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 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486409511
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
05/08/2000
Series:
Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
203,442
Product dimensions:
8.37(w) x 10.99(h) x 0.55(d)

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Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy, a Step-By-Step Manual 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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I have not used the book yet, but it has helped me prepare to start working.