Calligraphy: A Handbook for Beginners

Calligraphy: A Handbook for Beginners

by Beverly Amos

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684872001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Publication date: 03/01/2000
Edition description: Spiral
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.21(w) x 10.59(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments4
Foreword5
Introduction8
Part 1Preparations
Materials12
Setting up16
Getting started17
Left-handed calligraphy18
Handy hints19
Nomenclature20
Ruling guide lines22
Getting to know your pen26
Part 2Letterforms
Roman28
Foundational34
Uncial38
Italic42
Rounded Gothic49
Part 3Design Features
Choosing the right style54
Layout tips57
Decorative layout58
Some common errors61
Texture62
Backgrounds64
Special pens and effects65
Decorative motifs, borders and flourishes67
Decorated letters68
Using colour69
Part 4Calligraphy for Every Occasion
Posters72
Letters and envelopes77
Greeting cards80
Certificates and place cards82
Retail tickets84
Labels85
Bookplates86
Monograms and ciphers87
Logos and letterheads88
Gift and other ideas90
List of suppliers92
Suggested reading93
Glossary94
Index96

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