The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them

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Both hobbyists and students of design will value this easy-to-use self-teaching book. Each of its 100 sections shows a complete A-to-Z calligraphy alphabet, with lessons on correct pen strokes and advice on avoiding errors. Beginners will find sound basic instruction, while experienced calligraphers can extend their repertoire with letter styles that range from classic Roman to clean and elegant contemporary styles. In addition to analysis of each alphabet's features, the ...
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Overview


Both hobbyists and students of design will value this easy-to-use self-teaching book. Each of its 100 sections shows a complete A-to-Z calligraphy alphabet, with lessons on correct pen strokes and advice on avoiding errors. Beginners will find sound basic instruction, while experienced calligraphers can extend their repertoire with letter styles that range from classic Roman to clean and elegant contemporary styles. In addition to analysis of each alphabet's features, the book's detailed instruction provides information on-- Tools and materials
• Layout basics
• Numerals and punctuation
• Illumination and ornamentation
• Tips for the left-handed calligrapher . . . and more. Readers will also find examples by master calligraphers from past eras. This book's spiral binding ensures that pages lay flat when opened, allowing calligraphers to study and copy each pen stroke with ease. The Calligrapher's Bible is printed in color and features more than 350 illustrations.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Beautifully illustrated examples of alphabets and projects also fill The Calligrapher's Bible by an internationally recognized calligrapher David Harris. The subtitle announces its "100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them", a promise that is more than kept."

Pen World International, January 2004

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764156151
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2003
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 157,393
  • Product dimensions: 7.74 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author


David Harris is an internationally recognized calligrapher who worked at several London design studios and advertising agencies before establishing his own design group. Subsequently, he took a teaching post at Exeter College of Art and Design in the U.K., where he specializes in teaching lettering and calligraphy. He has published several other books on the art of lettering and calligraphy.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Preparation 10
Tools and materials 12
Preparing to write 20
Layout basics 26
The Hands 32
The hands selector 34
Roman 42
Post Roman 58
Insular 78
Gothic 86
Renaissance 134
Baroque 164
Modern 172
Illumination and Ornamentation 242
Decorating with gold 244
Glossary 252
Index 254
Credits 256
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2005

    Look no further

    This book is all you need to learn or to expand your knowledge of the various hands from Roman ~ Modern. Each hand gives a brief History, recommend supplies & suggested uses for style. Clear,concise & easy to read. Spiral bound, stays open for quick and easy reference. LOVE IT ! :)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2003

    A must-have book for calligraphers of all levels

    I have had this book for less than a week and devoured it. All the hands are lushly illustrated. Accompanying comments and side bars add dimension to the narrative. I would love to see more cadeault/cadel and illlumination and ornamation, but why carp. This is a brilliant compliation. Put your pens down and get this book!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    A Must Have

    This book has 100 different types of lettering. The different styles of alphabet have been grouped by style so its easy to follow. Each style of letter has a "point of interest" so that the artist can distinguish what makes that particular style of alphabet unique.
    The spiral binding is great, no fighting with the pages. The only reason I did not give it five stars is that I am disappointed in the Copperplate section. It is very brief. If you already know how to do Copperplate it will suffice. I do not so I had to order a separate book. Not a big deal though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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